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Summoning Scares: 'The Conjuring' Movie Special

By Zaki JufriMovies - 05 August 2013 7:00 PM | Updated 07 August 2013

Summoning Scares: 'The Conjuring' Movie Special

'The Conjuring' might just be the scariest movie we've ever watched. And trust us, it scared the living daylights out of us when we caught it the second time around.

Directed by James Wan ('Saw', 'Insidious'), 'The Conjuring' tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga) were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

This old-fashioned low-budget spook show is a veritable hit and dominated the US box office with a US$41 million (S$52m) debut when it opened in North American theatres. The film has generated nearly US$84 million (S$107m) in overall ticket sales, a surprisingly strong showing for a film that cost just under US$20 million (S$25m) to make.