The first thing I did when I've heard too much buzz about the new horror movie The Conjuring was to look for its trailer. 

In fairness to its producers, the trailer looked like a promotional clip to a History Channel investigative report.

I kept on closing my eyes when watching the trailer. I was a bit scared. 


The movie is based on a true story. But I would like to believe that it is more of a documentary of a real incident that captured the attention of the world in the past.

The plot revolves around a family, which if I were to interpret, is not that strong. The father works in a far area and the siblings, just like any other ordinary family, are still exploring their love with each other.

The movie starts with a previous case of the couple who investigates paranormal activities. It’s about a doll that has been haunting an apartment.

The next case of the couple is the family’s new house which has a series of extraordinary occurrence. When the couple proved the very terrifying incidents happening inside the farmhouse caused by its original owner which was a witch, an exorcism was done to oust the spirit that possessed the mother’s body.



The movie started with frightening scenes to introduce it as a horror one, moving to regular-day scenes to introduce the main protagonists, then the main horrific series of events, the well-done climax and the falling action which is very positive.

The ghosts are really frightening because the visuals are simple and true-to-real-life. There is no exaggeration in any way to convince viewers that it is a horror movie and that they are seeing a ghost or a scary creation.



The scenes before the climax are really frightening. I kept on covering my eyes every time the sound goes off and I am expecting a ghost appear.

The producers, directors, actors and cinematographers are successful in making all scenes natural and real. I really felt it was a work of fiction.



In the movie, it was mentioned that people with troubles are the first ones to be possessed with demonic things. Indeed, no external forces can attack an occupied subject (this is universal).

What have I learned about the movie? As a person who goes to the cinema and not to the movie (I know you don’t know what I mean with this), I enjoy films with new lessons.



First, a very unpleasant smell is a sign of the presence of devil (can this explain why is Irisan dump site very smelly?).

Second, demons do not posses anything. They feed on the emptiness of a person and possess the person once he surrenders.

Third, religious objects just like the cross make devils uncomfortable.

Third, always open the light when sleeping after watching a horror movie. Makes sense?