The Conjuring uses old school scares and camerawork to potentially terrify viewers. One of the very few modern horror movies that does not rely on cheap jump scares or tricks to frighten you. The camerawork is great in this movie, often lingering on whatever horrifying creature is on the screen instead of quickly cutting away or having something pop out at you. The Conjuring manages to build suspense very well leading to a heart-thumping pay off that is fast-paced and intense. The acting is pretty good across the board, there wasn't really one actor that stood out to me as being very good or bad. The script is fine, other than the occasional cheesy line here or there (Ex: during the middle of Carolyn's exorcism, Roger Perron asks "Are you okay?") and a few horror cliches. I also had a problem with Annabelle, who seemed to only be in this movie for the purpose of making a sequel. Other than that, I found minimal problems with The Conjuring, and if you're looking for a modern day horror movie that uses classic scares, this is for you.