The Conjuring Cinema Review

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An effective, if rather unoriginal, shocker that's supposedly based on a true story.

If there's one thing that's guaranteed to make our blood boil it's a supernatural film that claims to be based on a true story. It's bad enough when films are based on documented events because the narrative undoubtedly has to be adjusted to fit the cinematic medium. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid got it right by starting with the words - "Most of what follows is true." However when a story is a load of supernatural mumbo jumbo that's obviously made up from the start, please don't insult our intelligence by claiming it's based on actual events.

This is especially true of The Conjuring because the source of the story is Lorraine and Ed Warren, previously best known for the case that formed the basis of the book The Amityville Horror. This book and its subsequent film has long...

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