The Conjuring?

ShyPar
ShyPar Posts: 13 Member
Is anyone excited for this movie? I keep seeing the commercials for it and it seems pretty cool but I'd like to hear other opinions and predictions.

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  • BrendarB
    BrendarB Posts: 2,770 Member
    hell yeah! the commercials look great
  • Mr_Cape219
    Mr_Cape219 Posts: 1,373 Member
    The first commercial I saw for it was a kind of... clip. Nothing big and loud, just started rolling the clip of these girls playing hide n seek with their mother. It got progressively terrifying as the trailer rolled along, and by the end of it I was covered in goosebumps and was tense. It was an amazing looking trailer.

    But then the tv commercials came on and started showing more and more and giving it's whole '#1 horror EVER! LIKE 5EVER' malarkey and I was kinda bummed that it was starting to look like the next 'hardcore' supernatural movie of people getting tossed around my invisible demons and stuff.. I miss movies that were all about subtle things that made them terrifying. Either way, this movie still looks pretty interesting, and I'll go see it, but its taking a different direction from what I initially thought.
  • jrhstarlight
    jrhstarlight Posts: 867 Member
    I really want to see it and saw the teaser trailer as mentioned by Mr_Cape. Then so much time passed and the other day saw the commercial again and thought "yes its on DVD I can see it now" and was confused when they mentioned theater release dates :( I never take that as a good sign when too much time passes from initial trailer to the release. I hope it turns out great.


    To Mr_Cape I also hate how commercials give away everything. This is why I got out of the know with movies. I use to keep up with so well with them and now have no idea on what is getting released til it is actually released. I try not to watch any previews, I rather go blindly to a movie than to have it all ruined. Of course I understand they are trying to get people to see it and need to show good clips but it is too much.
  • Mr_Cape219
    Mr_Cape219 Posts: 1,373 Member
    I really want to see it and saw the teaser trailer as mentioned by Mr_Cape. Then so much time passed and the other day saw the commercial again and thought "yes its on DVD I can see it now" and was confused when they mentioned theater release dates :( I never take that as a good sign when too much time passes from initial trailer to the release. I hope it turns out great.


    To Mr_Cape I also hate how commercials give away everything. This is why I got out of the know with movies. I use to keep up with so well with them and now have no idea on what is getting released til it is actually released. I try not to watch any previews, I rather go blindly to a movie than to have it all ruined. Of course I understand they are trying to get people to see it and need to show good clips but it is too much.

    haha I agree with you! Honestly, the original teaser trailer was ENOUGH to get me to see it. I was SO ready to watch it after that, but then the commercials for it showed WAY too much! I don't understand why they want to give the whole movie in the trailers. A lot of horror movies do that now and I just can't stand it. Sadly, this is the way of the world we live in, and it hurts more for me because I, for one, love trailers. I could watch trailers all day but when they show all the jump scenes or creepy scenes, it ruins it. Same for comedies using their good jokes on the trailers too.
  • BrendarB
    BrendarB Posts: 2,770 Member
    so far I've heard good reviews - I'm going to go catch this on Sunday
  • BrendarB
    BrendarB Posts: 2,770 Member
    enjoyed it - was really good to go back to the creepy instead of the gory
  • Mr_Cape219
    Mr_Cape219 Posts: 1,373 Member
    I had the opportunity to see it on Thursday, and I hate to say it, but I'm swallowing my own words. That movie was a pretty good ghost house movie.

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    Moving on, for a ghost house movie it was really really well done. It played on the creepier aspects of the night, rather than special effects and an overuse of jump scares. I love how little special effects (meaning things CGI related) were used, and all effects were practical.

    I personally don't like possession movies, they're not that unsettling and they all have the same elements. This particular one was (I felt) an ode to 'The Exorcist' in some ways. Going in, I had no idea that this was going to be a possession movie, but I was pleasantly surprised at how it rounded up to the end.

    The whole doll thing wasn't as corny as I thought, and I'm glad it had so little significance to the movie. It's funny how menacing they intentionally made it look though. The actual doll from that case was a raggity ann doll. Not some porcelain, creepy faced freak. I did some research on the Warrens after the movie, and I was really impressed at how much homework was done while filming. Mrs. Warren actually visited the set, and gave insight on how Vera Farmiga should portray her. (Apparently, it is spot on) It was an all around good time. It was really refreshing to see a horror ghost story with a happy ending (when was the last time you saw that?) and I would definitely see it again.


    The only part that really haunted me was the girl staring at the dark space behind the door and how freaked out she was as she was staring. That stayed with me that night, and man did my house creak like a mofo for whatever reason..
  • BrendarB
    BrendarB Posts: 2,770 Member
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    right? stupid doll - hated that thing, but I think dolls are creepy as **** anyway

    I liked the hallway "almost" The Shining" scene - it was cool. I didn't know it was a possession movie either, so I kind of went in not really knowing anything - Acting was great - I really liked the police office/assistant relationship - great comic relief
  • Mr_Cape219
    Mr_Cape219 Posts: 1,373 Member
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    WARNING - PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT AND PLAN ON SEEING IT





    right? stupid doll - hated that thing, but I think dolls are creepy as **** anyway

    I liked the hallway "almost" The Shining" scene - it was cool. I didn't know it was a possession movie either, so I kind of went in not really knowing anything - Acting was great - I really liked the police office/assistant relationship - great comic relief

    oh they were great! You could tell how tense everyone was because when they would have their exchanges, the entire theatre erupted in laughter like it was some HILLARIOUS joke or something. Even I laughed out loud. Thats when I realized how much tension this film brought up. Without the use of gore or CGI.

    I'm honestly really really impressed by how fluid the entire movie was, and how simple it was. The acting was amazing, and the traditional scares the scared everyone back in the day still work! Proving you don't need some shocking torture porn movie. (Jeeze, any scene involving the jack-in-the-box music box had me literally gripping the seat for something to show). I honestly would be happy with a sequel, so long as they kept the same dynamic (characters, camera work, suspense). I would love it if they based the next film on the Warrens investigating the Amityville house. There has to be more movies like this, because this is really the standard as to what it should be. No more found footage films -_-

    Edit: I also loved how the characters where often not in center frame. The camera always wanted to show the mirror or the doorway in the center of the frame. At first I didn't notice and kept wondering why scenes where nothing happened seemed so tense, then I realized it was because half of the time the center focus in the shot is a mirror or clock or dark doorway or distant tree. It hardly had the character in the center of the shot and that is what added to the tense, almost nightmarish feeling to the entire movie.