The Conjuring Review | High Score Review

There seems to be the feeling among film studios and directors these days that to succeed in crafting a popular and effective horror picture you need rely only upon your ability to conjure up as many horrific and gnarly death scenes as you possibly can and work them together into a sequence as part of a paper thin narrative and little to no atmospheric direction. One could point to the release of the original Saw back in 2004 as the conduit for this trend in the genre, a film that director James Wan was responsible for and has seemingly put well behind him if The Conjuring is anything to go by, a film that relies on chillingly effective cinematography, superbly convincing performances from its cast, and just the right mixture of suspense and scares to ensure that this could well now be the template that horror films follow for the foreseeable future.

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