THE CONJURING (2013) UK Blu-ray release 9th December 2013.

Directed by: James Wan.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lily Taylor & Ron Livingston.


Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

2013 was the year of the James Wan Scare Machine, following releases of both The Conjuring and Insidious 2 theatrically.Wan is a jump master, much maligned for throwing everything at an audience to create a jump.Wan really knows how to ramp up the tension preceding a jump scene.The Conjuring is a perfect example of this.Undoubtedly the horror hit of 2013 closely followed by Adam Wingard’s Your’e Next, The Conjuring cheats on the scare scale by physicalizing the appearance of its spectres to increase the jump value: Clapping hands, visual depictions of hanging victims etc.That aside, both The Conjuring and Insidious 2 are two perfect examples of how to scare the crap out of a paying and willing audience.