The Conjuring

2013

The Conjuring

Critics Consensus

Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares.

85%

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Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. -- (C) WB

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Cast

Vera Farmiga
as Lorraine Warren
Patrick Wilson
as Ed Warren
Ron Livingston
as Roger Perron
Lili Taylor
as Carolyn Perron
Joey King
as Christine
Sterling Jerins
as Judy Warren
Marion Guyot
as Georgiana
Amy Tipton
as Camilla
Kymoura Kennedy
as Student #1
Sean Flynn
as Student #2
Ashley White
as Female Student
Arnell Powell
as Reporter
Joseph Bishara
as Bathsheba
George T. Zervos
as Catholic Priest
Carmella Gioio
as Mrs. Walker
Steve Coulter
as Father Gordon
Desi Domo
as Suicide Maid
Dusty
as Sadie the Dog
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Critic Reviews for The Conjuring

All Critics (217) | Top Critics (48)

  • Wan uses every horror cliche with blithe confidence. He knows no one is immune if the effects are sturdily built, and not too literal.

    Oct 14, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The trailer for The Conjuring is scarier than most horror features of recent vintage, and the feature makes good on the promise.

    Oct 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.

    Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • In The Conjuring, the scary casts out the spirit of the silly, permanently, and with a vengeance.

    Oct 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Conjuring uses every stock scare in the horror movie playbook for a dumb, yet charmingly traditional haunted house picture that manages to feel more retro than rehashed.

    Oct 7, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film may flaunt its true-story credentials for the sake of lurid immediacy but, like the best of its variety, it has a healthy understanding of its own silliness.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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