Fearter rating: 9/10
The scariest film I have seen at the cinema.
No spoiler review:
This movie follows Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators/exorcists/family-life gurus, who have travelled to England to investigate the Enfield haunting.
What sets this movie apart from many other horror films is the quality of the film making (as you'd expect from a big budget film) but also the manner in which the horror is delivered. It is a great mix of antagonist based horror, prolonged and nerve shredding tension, great visuals and the relentlessness of the haunting.
I first watched this film in an empty, art deco theatre. It is the scariest film I've seen at a cinema. The main antagonist is nightmare inducing, so much so that it's getting its own film - called 'The Nun'. Which I am both looking forward to and also not looking forward to at the same time (it could be horrifically scary). This film had me jumping around like a fish whilst watching it and lying wide eyed awake later that night in bed.
Why this film isn't a 10/10 is because of the two instances where CGI breaks the realistic atmosphere of the film. And because one part of it is a bit too heavy on the family values - mushy stuff.
Other than that, a great movie and definitely one to watch - alone - in the dark.