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The first Conjuring film came with one of the big marketing hooks: That the MPAA had beaten him was an R rating because he was just too scary. And, for once, the film itself has met the marketing hype: With no blood and no breasts, The Conjuring forced the audience into an uninterrupted, claustrophobic horror-thrill ride, while Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated paranormal activities in the 70s. A Certified Fresh rating (a premiere for director James Wan) helps secure a sequel, but a $ 300 million worldwide game price only guarantees that ̵
] Years later, the Conjuring Universe is in full swing and has now become a direct sequel to many spin-offs that have taken audiences to venues such as London, Rome and Mexico. A second direct sequel is currently being filmed, more of The Nun is in the works, and this Friday the central creepy doll of the franchise, Annabelle, is coming home . All this leads to a game date with the films of Conjuring Universe, all sorted by Tomatometer!
Fitted Result: 33.711%
Critic's Consensus: The nun offers strong performances, ghostly atmospheric, and a few decent set pieces, but his sins involve inconsistent logic and narrative laziness.
Adjusted Score: 33.512%
Criticism: Annabelle lends herself unimpressed to better horror films and is content to leave a series of cheap shocks to viewers they can not build up the far more effective The Conjuring.
Fitted Score: 37.924%
Critics' Consensus: It's enough to jump on fear of panic instead of using the scary potential of his story : The curse of La Llorona is already broken in theaters.
Customized Score: 77.15%
Critic's Consensus: Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise – and provides further evidence that crazy-looking puppets remain reliably scary.
Customized Score: 89.31%
Critic Consensus: The Conjuring 2 can not help losing a bit of its predecessor's cool bite with its familiarity.