The Conjuring Reviews

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November 3, 2015
A movie that exemplifies the golden standards of the haunted house formula and escalates them to something rather rousing.
October 7, 2015
By all means, feel free to initially underrate this finely crafted and genuinely scary production. Making such a mistake will only serve to leave you more impressed (and slightly rattled) than you might have been.
August 24, 2015
An old-fashioned haunted house horror story made by people who love them. Classy, creepy, fun.
July 15, 2015
The sound design of the movie is oppressive beyond belief -- this damn thing is louder than "Pacific Rim."
April 23, 2015
The Conjuring's use of tension, atmosphere, and suggestion prove that the scariest thing to an audience has nothing to do with what you see, but what you don't.
October 14, 2014
Wan uses every horror cliche with blithe confidence. He knows no one is immune if the effects are sturdily built, and not too literal.
October 14, 2014
Sometimes it all comes down to craftsmanship. There's probably nothing you haven't seen before in director James Wan's The Conjuring, but rarely have you seen it done so well.
October 14, 2014
The Conjuring simply takes a standard story comprised of the usual components, and with warmth and commitment makes them not just palatable, but successful.
October 14, 2014
It's solidly effective at bringing the scares, which is all it really sets out to do, right?
October 14, 2014
The viewer is completely absorbed in a story peppered with genuine, unexpected, bump in the night scares that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
October 14, 2014
The trailer for The Conjuring is scarier than most horror features of recent vintage, and the feature makes good on the promise.
October 14, 2014
Fans of old-school scary movies and J-horror, rejoice. James Wan's The Conjuring is going to scare the bejeezus out of you.
October 14, 2014
Mainly, the movie wants to scare us, and it succeeds.
October 14, 2014
Wan is basically just remaking his own Insidious with a few modest tweaks and a polyester wardrobe, and, just like that movie, The Conjuring gets progressively less scary as it goes along.
October 14, 2014
This one never really takes hold and goes horribly wrong about 20 minutes before the end.
June 27, 2014
An Overlook Hotel-sized creepshow that is genuinely frightening.
January 22, 2014
Leaving slashers behind for the murky uncertainties of the supernatural, James Wan has found a way to expand his talents while driving yet another modern genre shift.
January 6, 2014
Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.
December 16, 2013
Director James Wan delivers effective scares, showing more interest in sinewy camera moves and building a slow creep than in mindless gore, but the performances are a mixed bag, and the script repeatedly seeks refuge in the familiar.
December 16, 2013
Advance word that this would be the scariest horror since Amityville proves well wide of the mark.
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