“The Conjuring” Haunts Janet Leigh This Halloween, Scary Movie Alert!
Headed to the campus’s Janet Leigh Theater this weekend is a cinematic, adrenaline-inducing event called “The Conjuring.”
This spine-tingling, paranormal scare-fest is reportedly based off true happenings in the 1970s. The time period is re-created in the film and recognizable actors appear. They are not the usual stars featured in celebrity magazines, but it almost makes the characters more convincing and relatable—giving off a feeling of normality and the sense that these types of events could happen to any unsuspecting family. The intriguing story became the main focus—not the glitz or glamour of extremely famous performers.
This supernatural, psychological thriller brings the chills, goosebumps and a loose interpretation of two demonologists’ case study of a family. These specialists, named the Warrens, have been tested in real life at UCLA regarding psychic abilities and both received unnaturally high scores.
They are as certified as one can get with job titles like clairvoyants and paranormal investigators. This couple has made a living out of immersing themselves in spiritually compromising situations. They have been featured in multiple books and publications — in addition to co-authoring “Deliver Us From Evil,” “Annabelle the Possessed Raggedy Anne Doll,” “Ghost Tracks,” and others.
Points of the story were intriguing and suspenseful, and the movie has received positive reviews.
It is unclear whether hallucinations, haunting or insanity is responsible at certain points. However, the mystery in and of itself made this horror movie almost like a mystery film as well. Surprising, jump-in-your-seat points were peppered with relatively intelligent dialogue.
There are moments of suspended belief, especially near the end, when physically impossible things occur— altering the believability of the story. Even for skeptics, some explanations are provided that can at least quell a viewer enough to value the experience of watching the movie. Screenings of the movie will be shown at the Janet Leigh Theatre on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and is free for anyone with a UOP student ID.
Latest posts by The Pacifican (see all)
- The Pacifican announces Staff Awards for 2015-16 - May 21, 2016
- Congratulations to the winners of Standards of Excellence - May 16, 2016
- Athlete of the Week: Ben Stevenson ’17 - October 16, 2014