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Summer 2013 Movies: The Conjuring

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There is nothing in this familiar, but effective horror film that you haven’t seen before. It’s set in a secluded, creaky, old farmhouse. There is a boarded-up cellar full of cobwebby old furniture. Dogs bark at the house and refuse to enter. Doors creak open and slam shut of their own accord. Clocks stop. And […]

There is nothing in this familiar, but effective horror film that you haven’t seen before. It’s set in a secluded, creaky, old farmhouse. There is a boarded-up cellar full of cobwebby old furniture. Dogs bark at the house and refuse to enter. Doors creak open and slam shut of their own accord. Clocks stop. And a strange smell permeates the house at night. There’s even an All-American family, with five movie-chic daughters, that moves into this house unaware of its dark, murderous history.

Sounds like a whole bunch of horror flick cliches doesn’t it? Well, director James Wan, who is responsible for the “Saw” franchise as well as 2010′s “Insidious” know his genre tropes. But he uses them here to tremendous effect. There may be no such thing as a new idea in Hollywood, but there’s nothing wrong with an old idea done well.

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