The conjuring universe ranked from worst to best – / Film
the Conjuring Univers is ready to launch its eighth film, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, on the world. It’s time to follow Ed and Lorraine Warren once again (Patrick wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively) as they battle the forces of darkness while remaining eternally devoted to one another.
But where does the new film stand in terms of the franchise? And how the Conjuring stacked series as a whole? Let’s do what any self-respecting movie website would do and rank every movie in the Conjuring Universe!
8. The curse of La Llorona
The worst entry in the Conjuring The universe was not even originally sold as a Conjuring movie. Marketing for The curse of La Llorona played on the fact that James wan was producing, but he also went out of his way to do not call it a Conjuring Entrance. Of course, it was all an excitement – there’s a small but clear connection to the main franchise here, and it had to come as a big surprise to audiences. Sadly, no one really cared, as the movie itself was a bust. Taking inspiration from Latin American folklore is a good idea, in theory. And launch the always reliable Linda cardellini in the lead certainly doesn’t hurt. But The curse of La Llorona is devoid of fear, emotion, or style, and the film ends up being completely forgettable. In fact, I bet you even forgot that this was part of the show until now, right?
A thing Conspiracy The series loves, it’s Annabelle the doll, this porcelain-faced monstrosity that has a bad habit of ruining people’s lives. The doll was the first thing we saw in the original Conjuring movie, and giving Annabelle her own independent entrance seems like a no-brainer. But Annabelle ends up being a bust – a cheap riff on Rosemary baby that lacks common sense and does not advance the Conjuring universe in any way. No wonder the follow-up Annabelle movie, Annabelle: Creation, tried to get away from it as much as possible.
6. The nun
Just like Annabelle the doll, the nun was a Conjuring character who felt memorable from the start, so giving him a spin-off movie makes sense. But despite a gothic vibe and admittedly awesome production design, Corin Hardyof The nun is surprisingly boring. And the last thing a movie about a demon nun haunting a spooky old monastery should be boring. In addition, during the casting Conjuring star Vera Farmiga’s sister Taissa Farmiga in the lead role seems like a fun idea, it doesn’t really mean much, and it ultimately feels like the young Farmiga was wasted in her one-off movie.
5. Annabelle: Creation
Everyone agrees that Annabelle: Creation is greater than Annabelle, but it’s a low bar to clear. Director David F. Sandberg can do horror much better than Annabelle director John R. Leonetti, and making it a prequel rather than a sequel gives the film more room to breathe. But Annabelle: Creation always feels like something is missing. Scares are better, but the movie is also meaner than any entry in the series so far, and that keeps the whole thing from really succeeding. After all, scares alone aren’t what makes the big deal Conjuring such successful films – it’s the emotional heart that comes from Ed and Lorraine Warren.
4. The conjuration: the devil made me do it
After the trial and error that was The curse of La Llorona, director Michael chaves bounces well with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. This third entry in the main series changes things up a bit for the Warrens – they’re no longer about haunted houses. Instead, they try to prove that a murderer was possessed at the time of the crime. It basically turns The devil made me do it in some sort of procedural detective story, with the Warrens traveling in search of clues, and it ends up being a fun twist on the formula. And, as always, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are what keeps things going as they continue to play the Warrens as exceptionally nice people who are also crazy about each other.
3. The Conjuring 2
It’s a little amazing to watch The Conjuring 2 and see how James Wan already has the formula for these things locked in and perfected after just one more movie in the series. Here Ed and Lorraine Warren go to the UK to help out a family with a haunted house, and although this story basically makes it sort of a retreading of the first film, it’s still pretty damn effective. This movie also reinforces the concept that Ed and Lorraine are just madly in love with each other, and even the demons of hell can’t stand up to it. Wan stages some great horror sets here – the moment a painting of the nun comes to life and attacks Lorraine is dynamite, and a footage featuring a hail creep known as the Crooked Man is so much fun. that I am shocked. the character has yet to have his own spinoff film.
2. Annabelle comes home
I am as surprised as you that the third entry of the Annabelle the series also ranks high, but it does! the Annabelle movies never really interested me much, but Annabelle comes home is a total blast from start to finish. It unfolds like a haunted Halloween attraction, with characters from a house moving from room to room and finding a terrifying new ghoul around every turn. The new group of ghosts featured here is awesome across the board – my favorite being the ferryman, a ghost that is also a serial killer (I think?). On top of that, Annabelle comes home maintains the emotional heart which is the main Conjuring such special films. The Warrens appear early on, and once they’re gone, that emotional weight falls on their daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace), who has the psychic abilities of her mother, whether she likes them or not. Outcast due to her family’s reputation, Judy learns how to exploit what makes her special to help save the day. There’s also a subplot about a girl (Katie Sarife) trying to use the Cursed Junk in Warren’s Artifact Room to contact her late father, and that’s a good idea for this series, and one that is surprisingly paying off. good. It may not be one of the the most frightening horror movies of recent years, but this is one of the most entertaining.
1. The conjuration
Does putting the first film in a series at number one seem basic? Well, I do. And how could I not? Conspiracy that’s what started it all. It is impressive that James Wan is responsible for the Seen franchise, the Insidious franchise, and the Conjuring franchise too (now if only we could have the Dead silence franchise too). It can’t be overstated how good Wan is at it and what an understanding he has of horror as a genre. When you come back and watch the first one Conjuring now it’s fun to see how that keeps the Warrens out of the way early on, while building them up. We meet them in a prologue, but then we go off to spend a lot of time with the very large Perron family, who move into a farm and immediately get their ass kicked by the supernatural. Wan and the scenario Chad hayes and Carey W. Hayes make things seem really hopeless – the Perrons can’t afford to budge, and they can’t fight back. Thank goodness the Warrens are out there and ready to come to their aid – for free. A less important film might have thrown some sort of unnecessary conflict here, and had Patriarch Perron Roger, played by Ron Livingston, perhaps feeling threatened to suddenly have a super capable man Ed Warren in his house. But Conspiracy knows he doesn’t need to follow such roads, and even gives us a moment where Ed and Roger have a good heart to heart. These heart-to-heart moments are what make Conspiracy sing. Yes, there are scares here, but they wouldn’t be as effective if we didn’t learn to love these characters.
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