top of page
  • Writer's pictureMichael Stewart

The Conjuring Returns

Conjuring 4, go or no go? Horror fans all over the internet are raving about news over the rumors of Conjuring 4 productions.


SPOILERS INCLUDED. 


The Conjuring series consists of seven movies to date. Most of which have been highly rated by their audience. Listed here:


The Conjuring (2013)

Annabelle (2014)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

The Nun (2018)

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) 


The Conjuring 2013: Directed by James Wan and written by Chad Heyes and Carey W. Hayes, the original Conjuring was a massive success. It netted 320 million and cost 20 million to produce. Critics like Wesley Morris said 'Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.'


Anabelle 2014: In 2014, Anabelle was released. This time the reviews weren't so hot, Super Writers on Rotten Tomatoes like 'Nate Z' had this to say; 'The Conjuring was one of the breakout hits of 2013, so it's no surprise that Hollywood fast-tracked a spin-off to take advantage of Conjurin' fever.' 'Dragging on', 'High hopes falling flat, 'Lacked in entertainment.' Some people may see these reviews and consider them harsh, but the proof is in the pudding, as one might say.   


The Conjuring 2 2016: Wan outdid himself in 2016 with The Conjuring 2. The old-fashioned feeling, heartwarming, and anxiety-inducing scenes in this film had horror junkys coming back for more. Although the run time is a whopping 2h 13min, people didn't seem to mind. 'Even when you're squirming in your seat from the sheer length of the film, you'll definitely find yourself jumping out of it a lot too.'    


2017-2021 in a nutshell:Anabelle Creation was released in 2017 and is described as 'Meh' as reported by critics. One gets the feeling that moviegoers grew tired of the classic doll horror. On a positive note, many reviews say it's the best of the three. 'Actually has scary moments and better than the first.' The Nun (2018): One audience review and one top critic review; Chris Stuckman a verified critic says 'Nowhere near on the level of what was brought by the first two Conjuring films.' 'Big fan of Taissa but, this movie was not even remotely scary. The trailer was more terrifying than sitting through the whole thing~ audience member. Thumbs down says the community. 


The Curse of La Llorona (2019): Originally titled 'The Children' La Llorona seemed to be randomly thrown into the Conjuring mix with few connections to the story. The biggest connection is the return of Father Perez, last seen in Anabelle back in 2014. Father Perez makes references in this film to his experience with the Anabelle doll. Sadly this film didn't do The Conjuring any justice with an audience rating of 35%. 


Annabelle Comes Home (2019): Anabelle haunts us again. Reviews here are very back and forth with a few awesome reviews, many in the middle, and some dumpster fire reviews. With an audience score of 70%, one could argue that if you're old school, give it a try. 


The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021): Technically being the 3rd of the franchise, the latest addition seemed to have given The Conjuring the kiss of life it needed. One top critic over at rotten tomatoes told it best in my opinion; 'Its differences from the previous two movies are obvious, but that’s part of what makes it such a nice addition to the series.' Ed and Lorrain (played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) Warren's romance tugged at audience members' heartstrings again in a horror and almost romance film. Lorrain was pushed past her boundaries as we watch a helpless Ed stand by her side to the very end. The power of love ends the back-and-forth battle between good and evil, and love rains victorious once again.  


And there you have it, folks, a brief overview to jog your memory of the popular series 'The Conjuring.' Are you excited to see David Leslie and Johnson-McGoldrick write again? 

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page