Inspired by a true story of the 70’s James Wan directs a strong movie of slamming doors, dead animals and demonic forces located in a lonely farmhouse. Carolyn and Roger Perron (Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston) live there with their five daughters, when mystery develops itself gradually up to the point of intimidation. They seek help and so they ask from a couple of paranormal investigators, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga), to solve the mystery of their unexpected guest in the house after showing them the ropes.
Although the blockbuster’s clichés are evident, the latest movie of James Wan is a logical horror construction with an interesting rhythm and powerful image. Why see it? Because you are absorbed in the plot narrative and you forget any thoughts about objectivity and story, as this is a reason for doing so. Why not? Because some expressions dependent on clichés, such as the permission of Vatican, are somehow repugnant to make imagination roll on. We say logical but ok, not theological. Anyway, it is nothing more than a horror movie. Don’t seek daisies in the desert.