“The Conjuring” is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. The film stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators who come to the assistance of the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971.
The Conjuring was released in the United States and Canada on July 19, 2013, and is set to be released in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2013.
In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move into a dilapidated, old farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters. During the first day, the family moves in smoothly except for the dog, who refuses to come into the house. That night, the children play a game called hide-and-clap; while playing, one of the daughters finds the boarded up entrance to a cellar. After Roger inspects the basement with a match, the family goes to bed. Carolyn expresses concern because the dog is barking outside, and one of the daughters feels someone pulling at her feet. In the morning, Carolyn wakes up with a mysterious bruise and the dog is found dead. Over the next couple of days, various paranormal activities occur; doors open and close seemingly by themselves and Carolyn hears clapping when nobody is there. At night, Cindy sleepwalks into the eldest daughter’s bedroom, where she bangs her head repeatedly against an old wardrobe. The activity culminates in the eldest daughter being attacked by a spirit that looks like an hoe. Carolyn seeks the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren, noted paranormal investigators, to validate their concerns. Lorraine senses that a particular malevolent spirit has latched on to the family. They conduct an initial investigation, and conclude they should get involved, explaining to the Perron family that the house may require an exorcism. However, this cannot be done without further evidence and authorization from the Catholic Church.
During the process of researching the house’s history, Ed and Lorraine find out that the house belonged to an accused witch, Bathsheba. When Bathsheba’s husband caught her sacrificing their week-old infant, she climbed to the top of a tree on the property, cursed all those who would take her land, and proclaimed her love for Satan before committing suicide. Ed and Lorraine then find reports of numerous murders and suicides in houses that have been built upon the property.
Ed and Lorraine return to the house with a police officer, in an attempt to prove the spirit of Bathsheba is inhabiting the house and receive authorization from the Catholic Church. Nothing seems to happen until nightfall, when Cindy begins to sleepwalk again. The cameras Ed and Lorraine have set up throughout the house observe her going upstairs and into the wardrobe, whereupon the door slams shut behind her. The others force their way into the room and find a secret passage behind the wardrobe. After Cindy is taken out, Lorraine enters the wardrobe and falls through the floor boards down into the cellar. There, she sees the spirits of people whom Bathsheba has possessed, and realizes Bathsheba’s purpose: to possess mothers to make them kill their children.
Lorraine escapes the cellar and informs the others of her findings. They go to the nearest Catholic Church to organize an exorcism. They then get a call from Roger, who tells them that Carolyn had just left with two of the daughters. Ed and Lorraine rush to the house, where they find Roger and the police officer struggling with Carolyn as she tries to stab one of her daughters with a pair of scissors.
Ed suggests they call the priest, but Lorraine reminds him that the priest is too far away, and won’t arrive in time. Ed asserts that he must do the exorcism himself. Lorraine arrives with ‘the book’ and Ed successfully exorcises Bathsheba from Carolyn. The Perron family is allowed to move back in to the house, with the promise that it is free of demonic activity for good. Back at the Warren’s, Ed puts the music box in their occult museum. Wikipedia®
The Conjuring – Official Teaser Trailer:
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon 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 terrifying case of their lives.
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The Conjuring (2013):
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton, Morganna Bridgers.
Director: James Wan.
Screenplay: Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director of Photography: John R Leonetti
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror
Official Website: www.theconjuringmovie.com