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‘The Conjuring’ Scares Up Hauntingly Good Reviews

- Lauren Moraski | CBS News
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Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

(CBS NEWS) – If you go to see “The Conjuring,” be prepared to be on the edge of your seat. The new supernatural horror film, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston, is a hit with film critics, with the San Francisco Chronicles’ Peter Hartlaub is calling it the best horror film of 2013. Others compare it to horror films of the ’70s.

“The Conjuring” follows paranormal investigators Ed (Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Farmiga) as they’re commissioned to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded Rhode Island farmhouse. After facing a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves working the most horrifying case of their lives.

“The Conjuring” is being billed as a film based on a true story, and its director, James Wan, said the real-life Lorraine Warren was consulted throughout the making of the movie.

“I wanted to wear the ‘based on a true story’ label with a lot of pride,” Wan told MTV News. “I wanted to be proud of that, I wanted it to be something I could really get behind. So we really researched and talked to the parents and to Lorraine Warren about every little thing, to build a world that I could get their stamp of approval on. If I can convince them, then I’ve done my job making a movie that pays respect to where they’re from.”

Now there’s talk that New Line Cinema already has its eyes set on a sequel, according to Variety.

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