The Conjuring

Pre-production began in early 2011, with reports surfacing in early June that James Wan was in talks to direct the film. This was later confirmed by Warner Bros., which also stated that the film would be loosely based on real-life events surrounding Ed and Lorraine Warren. Parents need to know that The Conjuring is a truly scary horror movie that’s based on a true story about a haunted house, a demon possession, and an exorcism. It’s more frightening than gory; no characters die (except a dog), and not much blood is shown, except during an intense demon-possession scene at the climax. Today, the film, The Nun from the Conjuring universe has hit the screens. Though the film is not based on a “true story”, like the other Conjuring films, it is a kind of origin story for the demonic presence that haunted Lorraine, played by Vera Farmiga, in Conjuring 2. There are a lot of scary moments in the first film, but the one everyone seems to remember is when Lily Taylor’s character heads down to the basement, which first creeped out audiences when the teaser trailer dropped. The Conjuring 2 is how a horror sequel should be done. It’s slick, stylish, fun, and at times, quite terrifying. When a horror movie makes me want to turn on the lights as I go roaming around the house at night, I consider that a job well done. The Conjuring 2, well done. The Conjuring 2’s demonic Nun, Valak, hid an entire mythology under his habit. Photo: Warner Bros. The Conjuring 2 depicts the demon Valak as some horrific rendition of Cheech and Chong’s Sister Mary Elephant. But this Grand President of Hell is more cherub than dragon in the demonic hierarchy.