Horror movies like The Conjuring aren’t a rarity. What is rare though is how well The Conjuring pulls off an age-old horror formula. I mean haven’t we seen a family, a haunted house, paranormal investigators/priests, exorcism and all in many previous horror movies. But the difference and the originality lies in its execution. The Conjuring, which claims to be based on true events, is one the few movies in this genre where no bloody violence, obscenity, nudity or foul languages are used and still manages to thoroughly entertain you.
So, if you have come looking out for movies like The Conjuring, then worry not! We are here to do exactly that: list down 10 movies like The Conjuring. Remember these movies are similar to The Conjuring in one of the following three aspects: 1. similar premise (of exorcism); 2. claim to be based on true stories; 3. have a troubled family at its center
10. Observance (2016)
Atmospherically creepy and visually unnerving, Australia’s Joseph Sims-Dennett’s startling feature film debut follows Parker, a young man in the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, but who reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. His assignment it to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, and as her watches bizarre happenings surrounding her, he slowly becomes aware that the derelict building he is in has a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him. A frightening horror tale of a man spiraling into madness and reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s ‘The Tenant’.