Over the weekend I got some down time to hit the theaters with friends and go see The Conjuring, for those of you unfamiliar it follows the story of the Warren couple who are also paranormal investigators whom step in to help a terrorized family from a dark presence at their new home.
Knowing anything about me one of the things high on the list is that I am a dedicated fan of the Horror genre basically since birth, and despite the fact that most releases lately have sucked, I had to go and check this film out front and center.
And I was not disappointed.
Based off of a true story (actually the Warren couple are behind the true story of The Amityville Horror as well), the film like most was slow in the beginning but definitely kept the tone of eerie throughout. The acting was on point and the scares delivered. Everyone, including myself for the first time, was hollering in that theater like a fool.
I can watch things like Chucky all day, but put an antique doll in my face along with creepy old ladies in a house and there is a problem.
The film went on to gross $41.5 million over the weekend and it is solid proof that the Horror genre is not dead and that people still love a good story and to be scared.
But what I realized specifically after talking with a friend is that we live our own little Horror films in our everyday lives.
And of course, there are rules and things to be learned.