I had high hopes for this movie as a LARGE fan of the Conjuring Universe; however, before it was even released this movie was getting negative reviews and negative talk all over the net. Of course that only got worse upon its release. I never even saw it in the theater even though I had been following its development and couldn't wait to go, but all the negativity had turned me off. I didn't want to be disappointed.
So, I waited. Waited until it was available to rent.
And...I saw it. It was quite enjoyable. Was it perfect? No. It's no "Conjuring 2". Taissa Farmiga has a lot of growing up as an actress to do, sure.
But, it was FAR from 'terrible'. It certainly wasn't 'disappointing'. All my fears about it were without merit. I don't know what the reason(s) were for the smear campaign, but it certainly got one, and it certainly affected its performance, given how even large fans like myself didn't go to the theater to see it.
That said, the story is a good one, and the tie-ins to the Conjuring franchise are done with grace and dignity. Some of the CGI isn't that great, sure. But, as an overall "FILM"---"ENTERTAINMENT"---it succeeds.
Someone needs to come clean on why this movie got treated so poorly, even before its release when no one even knew what was going to be in it. It affected a global market and probably cost the director future work to some degree.
If you're a fan of "nunsploitation", "The Conjuring Universe", possession films, or just good old occult horror in general, then ignore all the negativity and see this movie. It is a labor of love that deserves better than what it got.
- Format: Digital, DVD, Blu-ray
- Subtitles: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- ASIN: B07GVXDHSZ
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