As a mom I rarely get to go to the movies and when I do it usually involves movies about monsters or airplanes. So when I got the chance to attend the premiere of The Conjuring I jumped at the chance although I was a tad bit nervous that I would embarrass myself by screaming during the scary parts. Luckily, that didn't happen because everyone else was screaming as well. I ended up having a great night out with my friends, and learned some lessons from my first horror movie experience in over 10 years.
Warning the rest of this article contains some spoilers so read at your own risk!
Beware of Dog: When the Perron family arrives at their new house the family dog refuses to go in. Dogs love to sleep, especially indoors, especially in your bed with their butt next to your head so they can fart in your face. If your dog doesn't wan to go inside something suspicious may be going on.
The Perfect Home: If you buy a giant house with a lake for a great price at an action, it may be too good to be true. After moving in you find a secret basement doubling your square footage and containing freebies like a piano and other antiques... it is definitely too good to be true and you probably have some extra roommates.
Latin: I studied Latin in school and always argued with my teacher as to why it was still pertinent. She told me it would help me learn other languages. After watching Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) speak Latin while trying to save Carolyn Perron (Lili Taylor) I realized what my teacher should have said was that I needed to pay attention in Latin class because I may need it one day during an exorcism.
Watch Out Hollywood: The Conjuring showcases five very talented young women. Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, and Kyla Deaver gave performances beyond their years and looked adorably age appropriate on the red carpet. I am sure I am not the first one to say this but these girls have wonderful careers ahead of them so be on the look out.
Sleep With One Eye Open: Moms never get the chance to sleep and on the rare occasion they do something bad happens. When Carolyn Perron (Taylor) takes a much needed nap she gets possessed by a demon spirit despite the fact that there were two paranormal investigators and one cop in the house. Just goes to show that no one does things like mom, which is why moms never get any rest.
The Vatican is Late to The Party: After everything is back to normal The Warrens get a call from the Vatican telling they have approved the request to perform an exorcism on the Perron home. If the Catholic Church can't expedite the decision to help a terrorized family do the rest of us really need to listen to the opinions of an archaic organization run be old men in fairy princess costumes?