A real mixed bag!
Getting the Polish death metal band back together.
Funny yet formulaic. Scenes of a band in a slow-motion selling out always amuse. Romantic avenues feel forced. But it makes you want that ending you know is coming.
One of the best found-footage films, maybe even THE best. Its secrets are fairly simple. Make it scary and move it along at a brisk pace. This film is never allowed to drag and we are invited to join the dots like the characters up to the genuinely chilling finale. Watching it with headphones on last night was a pant-soilingly good experience.
No doubt that giving this film 5 stars at this early stage will provoke some to think I'm 'over-hyping' it. But I wouldn't be comfortable giving it less. It scared me right out of my post-sleepy queue coma.
This is possibly the best film by James Wan in his already impressive back catalogue. THE CONJURING is an unrelenting tale of two real-life paranormal investigators on their hardest case. They are asked to help a family in their new home occupied…