It was Thursday night when my friends decided to watch Conjuring which I have promised myself a millions times not watch. For two reasons: one, there’s no point in putting garbage inside your head (a friend told me this and it sounds nice so I’m using it) and most importantly, two, it’s uhm, err, scary.
I took me a week before I could shower normally after watching “the scary movie” Insidious (I showered with my eyes open at all times for a week, I don’t know how I did it too.). Safe to say, I’m not looking forward to a repeat.
But since we are but a creature of habit and promises are meant to be broken, I watched Conjuring. We arrived almost 5 minutes late, Powerplant Cinema was jam-packed and it seems like most came with their families, like lolo/lola with tito/tita kind of family ha. I didn’t know Conjuring had an extended family appeal.
I’ve seen lots of horror movies and I have to say that the scary part comes after a brief silence. It usually goes like this: Baam!, then silence, then “insert scary scene”. So I prepare myself when the movie gets quiet, prepare meaning I close my eyes which lessens the scariness of the scene, at least for me. Can someone please change that sht-I-know-what’s-coming sequence!
The movie was all bluff but not much sense; what’s the point of the doll. Tell me! The actors were a bit bland, I know it’s a horror movie and I shouldn’t expect much but I felt the characters were just too expendable. Half the time I was rooting for the Asian/ the policeman/ the mom to die just so something can happen. No one died (spoiler alert!). The movie seems to be too catholic-centric, I’m starting to think that it is a church’s propaganda.
For sure, the movie definitely scares but it fails to leave an imprint. The continued flashbacks that haunt you post-film watching which only original horror movies can do.
So I went home by around 10pm and slept.
With the lights on … just to be sure.