Originally Posted by jbug
Good review Ralph. After watching Insidious and liking it very much, I blind bought The Conjuring. I haven't watched it yet and won't be able to watch it today (Halloween) cause I'd be interrupted by the door bell to much to enjoy it so I'll hold off this weekend. Here in Chicago it is supposed to be raining most of the day but I'm hoping it stops in time for the trick or treaters. I only know a couple of people personally who like horror movies. I tell folks I was born and raised on them. My Netflix Que is horror slanted as is my movie collection. If it wasn't for forums like this one, I'd feel like I wouldn't have anyone to discuss these movies with.
You know, jbug, I was tempted to watch Insidious because of how good The Conjuring is (and recommendations from the---yes---very few horror fans I know LOL) and, even though Insidious did prove to be a fun thrill ride on its own, I have to say The Conjuring is way better
. Thing is, younger audiences may have been stirred quite a bit with Insidious and may find The Conjuring less impacting, so I guess it's safe to say this new movie will strike a better chord among those of us who find classics like The Exorcist still hold up well, even by today's terms...know what I mean?
One versus the other: while you may find a few things from Insidious being reutilized in The Conjuring, the latter has better acting by every single member of a larger, more competent cast (the 5 daughters alone are fantastic, but Patrick Wilson has now become more seasoned as an actor and does a much better job, you'll see, and the rest of the cast are just superb!), it also has a more logically sound storyline (regardless of its veracity), and, of course, the well-crafted technical aspects have been perfectly covered by others on this thread... All in all, this is a much better treat than a trick, so enjoy!