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Dog’s Movie House: “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” Satisfying Third Film In The Franchise!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the third film in the ever popular Conjuring series. Titled “The Devil Made Me Do It” this is the third cinematic adventure featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), two real-life paranormal investigators who run into a case that is their most personal yet. This is also the first film not to be directed by the massively talented James Wan and while that was a cause for concern, director Michael Chaves does an admirable job bringing the scares and atmosphere, even if it doesn’t quite reach the levels of the first two films.

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The Trailer Dog Park: Will “Conjuring 3” Live Up To The Other Films’ Reputations?

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It,” the first in the series not directed by horror master James Wan. Even so, I’m willing to give it a go as the first two films have earned enough goodwill from yours truly not to dismiss it out of hand. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Will this case be their last, mwahhahah? Take a look at the trailer below and feel free to comment either here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Annabelle: Creation” Terrifying, “Dark Tower” Terrifyingly Bad!

 

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Talitha Bateman In “Annabelle: Creation”

 

 

 

Horror, like comedy, is a very subjective genre.  Every moviegoer has something different that trips their “fear” switch.  For me, it’s more about what’s not visible onscreen than overt displays of violence and gore.  For that reason, the various films in The Conjuring franchise are some of the creepiest I’ve ever seen.  With the exception of the very disappointing “Annabelle” I’ve very much enjoyed the James Wan- led franchise and “Annabelle: Creation” is right up there with some of the best horror films in recent memory.   The same cannot be said for the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary Dark Tower series.  “The Dark Tower” is a overly brief, thematic mess that pays only lip service to King’s sprawling fantasy saga.  Non fans of the books will be mildly entertained, but King devotees will either walk out or throw their popcorn at the movie screen.   Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “The Conjuring 2” Scary As Hell!

 

 

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An Uninvited Guest In "The Conjuring 2"

An Uninvited Guest In “The Conjuring 2”

 

 

 

A lot of sequels unfortunately follow the law of diminishing returns.  (See my review of “Now You See Me 2” here as proof)  Fortunately there is one filmmaker out there who knows that having a number after the title of your film doesn’t mean the finished product has to be a piece of brain dead dreck when it arrives in theaters.  That filmmaker is James Wan and he is rapidly becoming the preeminent voice in cinematic horror.  “The Conjuring” was one of the best horror films in recent memory and I’m happy to report that, while not quite in the same class as the original film, “The Conjuring 2” is close enough in quality to its predecessor that it is guaranteed to scare you witless in all the best ways. Continue reading