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The Conjuring (2013)

  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 13,109 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 112 min
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The Conjuring (2013)

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  • IMDb page: The Conjuring (2013)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 13,109 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Filming Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
  • Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $83,867,000 (USA) (26 July 2013)
  • Director: James Wan
  • Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Joseph Bishara   
  • Soundtrack: In the Room Where You Sleep
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Paranormal Investigator | Rhode Island | Upside Down Camera Shot | Ghost In Mirror | Ghost Hunter

Writing Credits By:

  • Chad Hayes (written by) &
  • Carey Hayes (written by) (as Carey W. Hayes)

Known Trivia

  • Lorraine Warren and ‘Andrea Perron’ served as consultants to director James Wan and the screenwriters. They both claim the movie is accurate to the real story of what happened to the Perrons during the 10-years they lived in the farmhouse.
  • Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the Perron’s Rhode Island farmhouse from 1973-1974.
  • ‘Andrea Perron’ wrote a three-part book based on her experiences in the house titled House of Darkness, House of Light. Experiences written about in her book also appear in the film. Perron cites the film as a work of art and not a work of fiction.
  • Eight generations of families lived and died in the house before the Perrons moved in. Andrea Perron suggests that some of the spirits from the families never left. Deaths include two documented suicides, a poisoning death, the rape and murder of an 11-year old girl, two drownings, and the passing of four men who froze to death. Most deaths occurred within the Arnold family from which Bathsheba Sherman was descended.
  • The state of Rhode Island does not require home sellers to disclose documented paranormal and supernatural hauntings to potential buyers. This is why the Perrons were unaware of all previous events.
  • A movie based on the Perron family house has been in the works for over 20 years. It first surfaced when Ed Warren played a tape of his interview with Carolyn Perron to producer Tony DeRosa-Grund.
  • Director James Wan modeled the film’s cinematography and atmosphere after vintage 1970’s horror films.
  • Lili Taylor researched The Exorcist to prepare for her role.
  • The real Annabelle doll was a rag doll not a broken porcelain doll as the movie depicts.
  • Second time where the film’s composer, Joseph Bishara plays the main ghost in a James Wan film. He previously played the Lipstick-Faced Demon in Insidious.

Goofs: Anachronisms: The white GMC moving truck that pulls in behind the family station wagon when they first arrive at the house in 1971 wasn't available until 1973.

Plot: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Full summary »  »

Story: In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Parren move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Parren family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Written byKenneth Chisholm (


Synopsis: In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move into a dilapidated, old farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters. During the first day, the family moves in smoothly except for the dog, who refuses to come into the house. That night, the children play a game called hide-and-clap; while playing, one of the daughters finds the boarded up entrance to a cellar. After Roger inspects the basement with a match, the family goes to bed. Carolyn expresses concern because the dog is barking outside, and one of the daughters feels someone pulling at her feet.In the morning, Carolyn wakes up with a mysterious bruise and the dog is found dead. Over the next couple of days, various paranormal activities occur; doors open and close seemingly by themselves and Carolyn hears clapping when nobody is there. At night, their young daughter Cindy sleepwalks into the eldest daughter’s bedroom, where she bangs her head repeatedly against an old wardrobe. The activity culminates in the eldest daughter being attacked by a spirit that looks like an elderly woman.Carolyn seeks the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren, noted paranormal investigators, to validate their concerns. Lorraine senses that a particular malevolent spirit has latched on to the family. They conduct an initial investigation, and conclude they should get involved, explaining to the Perron family that the house may require an exorcism. However, this cannot be done without further evidence and authorization from the Catholic Church.During the process of researching the house’s history, Ed and Lorraine find out that the house belonged to an accused witch, Bathsheba. When Bathsheba’s husband caught her sacrificing their week-old infant, she climbed to the top of a tree on the property, cursed all those who would take her land, and proclaimed her love for Satan before committing suicide. This is followed by reports found of numerous murders and suicides in houses that have since been built upon the property.Ed and Lorraine return to the house with a police officer, in an attempt to prove the spirit of Bathsheba is inhabiting the house and receive authorization from the Catholic Church. Nothing seems to happen until nightfall, when Cindy begins to sleepwalk again. While walking upstairs, thermal cameras observe a temperature drop around her as she enters into the wardrobe, whereupon the door slams shut behind her. The others force their way into the room and find a secret passage behind the wardrobe. After Cindy is taken out, Lorraine enters the wardrobe and falls through the floor boards down into the cellar. There, she sees the spirits of people whom Bathsheba has possessed, and realizes Bathsheba’s purpose: to possess mothers and use them to kill their children.After Lorraine escapes the cellar, she and Ed take their evidence to Father Gordan to organize an exorcism while the Perron family takes refuge at a hotel. Their relief is interrupted when Carolyn suddenly drives back to the house with two of the daughters. Ed and Lorraine rush to the house, where they find Roger and the police officer struggling with Carolyn as she tries to stab one of her daughters with a pair of scissors. Ed suggests they call the priest, but Lorraine reminds him that the priest is too far away, forcing Ed to perform the exorcism himself. While the others hold the tormented Carolyn down, Ed successfully evicts Bathsheba from her body.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Rob Cowan known as producer
  • Tony DeRosa-Grund known as producer
  • Peter Safran known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Vera Farmiga known as Lorraine Warren
  • Patrick Wilson known as Ed Warren
  • Lili Taylor known as Carolyn Perron
  • Ron Livingston known as Roger Perron
  • Shanley Caswell known as Andrea
  • Hayley McFarland known as Nancy
  • Joey King known as Christine
  • Mackenzie Foy known as Cindy
  • Kyla Deaver known as April
  • Shannon Kook known as Drew
  • John Brotherton known as Brad
  • Sterling Jerins known as Judy Warren
  • Marion Guyot known as Georgiana
  • Morganna Bridgers known as Debbie
  • Amy Tipton known as Camilla
  • Kymoura Kennedy known as Student #1
  • Sean Flynn known as Student #2
  • Ashley White known as Female Student
  • Zach Pappas known as Rick
  • Arnell Powell known as Reporter
  • Joseph Bishara known as Bathsheba
  • Rose Bachtel known as Leah
  • J. Donovan Nelson known as David
  • Christof Veillon known as Maurice
  • George T. Zervos known as Catholic Priest
  • Carmella Gioio known as Mrs. Walker
  • Steve Coulter known as Father Gordon
  • Desi Domo known as Suicide Maid
  • Dusty known as Sadie the Dog
  • Alyssa Bauman known as Student (uncredited)
  • Josiah Blount known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Tiyana Blue known as Student (uncredited)
  • Mellie Boozer known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Jamie Broadnax known as Student (uncredited)
  • Cabrenna H Burks known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Brannigan Carter known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Shawn Collins known as Student (uncredited)
  • Christopher Cozort known as Faculty (uncredited)
  • Lemuel Heida known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Michael Jeanmaire known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Christy Johnson known as Student (uncredited)
  • Courtney Lakin known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Grace Layden known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Meagan Lynnae known as Student (uncredited)
  • Karen Malina known as College Faculty (uncredited)
  • Sarah Maykish known as Student (uncredited)
  • Joe Montanti known as College Professor (uncredited)
  • Tony Moore known as Moving Man (uncredited)
  • Matthew Pabo known as Student (uncredited)
  • David Pascua known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Darrell Rackley known as Faculty (uncredited)
  • Nate Seman known as Rory (uncredited)
  • Paul Shaplin known as Faculty (uncredited)
  • Zachary Steffey known as Student (uncredited)
  • Justin A. Thuesen known as Student (uncredited)
  • Millie Wannamaker known as Faculty (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Ozzy Alvarez known as special makeup effects artist
  • Anthony Brooks known as additional makeup artist
  • Kelly Caldwell known as key hair stylist
  • Ashleigh Chavis known as additional makeup artist
  • Kelly Golden known as key makeup effects artist
  • Tonya Johnson known as makeup artist
  • Erin Keith known as assistant makeup artist
  • Jorie Malan known as makeup artist
  • Jerad Marantz known as makeup designer
  • Jennifer McCollom known as makeup artist
  • Bryan David Moss known as additional hair stylist
  • Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman known as hair department head
  • Rick Pour known as key makeup artist
  • Justin Raleigh known as special makeup effects department head
  • Eleanor Sabaduquia known as makeup department head
  • Cecilia Verardi known as makeup artist
  • Jill Warner known as shipping coordinator: Fractured FX
  • Jamie Warzel known as additional makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Kip Bartlett known as on-set dresser
  • Robert Beck known as property master
  • Dylan Boyd known as graphic artist
  • Kim Breece known as art department assistant
  • Kevin Dick known as greensman
  • Joshua L. Ellsworth known as mill shop foreman
  • John Fox known as storyboard artist
  • Robert Larry Friedel known as paint foreman
  • Schuyler Grimsman known as production assistant
  • Chris Holcombe known as scenic
  • Tom Jones Jr. known as construction coordinator
  • John B. Josselyn known as set designer
  • Rebecca Lee known as set painter
  • Rebecca Leonard known as signwriter
  • Patrick Lewis Jr. known as scenic painter
  • Mitchell Martishius known as greensman
  • Luca Nemolato known as concept artist
  • James F. Oñate known as scenic foreman
  • Tim Pope known as set decorating buyer
  • 'Polar Bear' Shaw known as sets leadman
  • Barbara S. Shelton known as standby painter
  • Lindsey Suggs known as art department coordinator
  • Rachel Wilkin known as assistant set decoration buyer




Production Companies:

  • Evergreen Media Group
  • New Line Cinema
  • Safran Company, The

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • North Carolina Film Office  film commission
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack


  • Manfer Films (2013) (Bolivia) (theatrical)
  • New Line Cinema (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Film Distributors (2013) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (USA) (theatrical)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Fractured FX (prosthetics and special make-up effects)
  • Pixel Magic

Visual Effects by:

  • Jordan Alphonso known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Briney known as digital compositor
  • Zack Broussard known as visual effects artist
  • Darrell Claunch known as digital compositor
  • Rif Dagher known as CG supervisor: Pixelmagic
  • Victor DiMichina known as production supervisor: Pixel Magic
  • Adam Folse known as visual effects artist
  • Leopoldo Juarez known as cg artist
  • Jacob Kebodeaux known as visual effects artist
  • Scott Lissard known as digital compositor
  • Pravin Mahtani known as digital compositor
  • John R. McConnell known as digital compositor
  • Ray McIntyre Jr. known as visual effects supervisor
  • Brad Moylan known as lead compositor: Pixel Magic
  • Patrick Paul Mullane known as matte painter: pixel magic
  • Beau Andre Nunez known as digital compositor
  • Melissa Quintas known as digital compositor
  • David Ridlen known as visual effects artist
  • Tammy Sutton known as compositing supervisor
  • Patrick Trahan known as digital compositor
  • Juan Carlos Vargas known as visual effects artist
  • J. Thomas Wilson known as visual effects artist
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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