Creepy dolls. Creepy possessions. Creepy 70’s clothing. If that ain’t enough creepy for you, then I don’t know what is! Time to keep this Halloween required viewing train chugging along, but not before we stop to pick up our next passenger: 2013’s, The Conjuring.
What’s that you say? A movie from 2013 made the required Halloween viewing list? Yep. Yessir. Yes Ma’am. And good news is that this nifty little throwback to old school horror comes out on DVD/Bluray on October 22nd, just in time for your Halloween night festivities! Long story short, I loved The Conjuring and if you want to read all about my gushing, head over to my review HERE. But I’m strictly talking here about why this movie is required to be viewed on Halloween night.
From the opening title sequence, The Conjuring screams ‘Halloween Night’. I just love that feeling I get when a horror movie knows what it’s doing and knows how to give an accurate homage. In fact, I encourage you to do a back-to-back viewing of this and the 1980 ghost story classic, The Changeling. Hmmmm. I just realized something. The Conjuring. The Changeling. The Conjuring. The Changeling. They sound alike! And it’s a bit of a tongue twister if you say them right after one another really fast. I’m getting a bit off track here, but the bottom line is that The Conjuring is a textbook spooky story that’s smarter than most movies of it’s kind.
Lots of jump scares and a lot of eye-numbing imagery make this one a must see this Halloween. Don’t worry, you can still get your fix of The Shape and Dr. Loomis’ trench coat, but in addition to that you need to make sure you give The Conjuring it’s deserved viewing. If you don’t, I’m going to have that creepy ass doll in the movie come track you down and hop into bed with you. Don’t think I can’t do it? Try me.