Director 's The Conjuring has proven to be one of the most successful horror movies of 2013, both critically and commercially. The film sits with a staggering 86% on RT and its already made over $100 million at the box office. That's major for an original R-rated release. Hopefully, this will also help pave the way for more original titles that treat horror seriously, as opposed to a found footage gimmick.
Naturally, the success of the movie means that a sequel is on the way that will take a look at one of Ed and Lorraine Warren's ( and ) other famous paranormal cases. The ending of the film may have teased their most famous case to date (The Amityville Horror), but according to AITC, the sequel will actually follow the Warrens to England as they deal with two sisters who are possessed by demons. Lorraine Warren claims that she saw the sisters levitate (much like in the first film). My main fear is that while the first film brilliantly took a less is more approach, Warren claims that she saw one of the sisters dematerialize and reappear after 20 minutes contorted in a fuse box.
I personally loved The Conjuring. I agree with AITC's assessment that it isn't necessarily as scary as I thought it was going to be, but I also loved the fact that it treated the horror and the characters seriously. It felt like a throwback to some solid horror pictures that we've been avoiding since the advent of found footage and torture porn. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the movie and what you hope will happen in the sequel below.