This movie is based on the true story of a haunted farmhouse located in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971. After moving into their new home, the Perron family begins to experience strange events. There is a strange smell in the house, the clocks stop at 3:07 every night, there are mysterious clapping sounds, one of the daughters feels her leg being pulled during the night, the mother wakes up with strange bruises, and several more unexplainable occurrences. Eventually, Ed and Lorraine Warren, two of the most well-known paranormal investigators, are called in to check out the house and find themselves dealing with the most powerful case that they have ever investigated.
What I liked
This film was gripping right from the start. The plot moved along at the perfect pace, and strayed far enough away from predictability so that you never quite new what was going to happen. I also enjoyed how all of the paranormal events had a specific purpose because they were based off real things that happened in the house when the previous family was there. The farmhouse just wasn’t randomly haunted, there was a very specific reason why things were happening the way they did. The movie found a way to be realistic and believable but absolutely terrifying at the same time. I liked how the story of the Annabelle doll, one of the previous cases, was shown at the beginning to set the stage for later on. I also liked the logic behind the paranormal investigation. The Warrens weren’t just some crazy ghost hunters, they knew exactly what they were doing and what to look for. The conclusion of this film was also one of the most thrilling and intense scenes I have ever seen in any movie. I have also done a lot of research on this film to find out what was true and what wasn’t, and for the most part every source is saying that the movie is very accurate, which makes the film that much more enjoyable for me. Knowing that something like this actually happened and continues to happen terrifies me and fascinates me at the same time.
What I didn’t like
There is really nothing I didn’t like. The acting was phenomenal, the plot was incredibly intense and thrilling, and the movie didn’t try to do much, but instead played to its greatest strength which was focusing on the true events.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics: 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience: 83%
My Final Rating: 5/5
Again, I absolutely loved this movie. The suspense and horror were done absolutely brilliantly and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good movie to watch. Easily the best movie I have seen in years.
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