Things we said we’d put here:

SNL- Papyrus

MBMBAM- Glass Shark


Summary- Rotten Tomatoes:

In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.


General Notes:

The use of mirrors!!!

There are so many mirrors in this house. 

Static tvs as scene setting. Interesting. in Poltergeist. Purpose here beyond setting the time and mood?

Why don’t you move out? We don’t have anywhere to go, no money to do it. -answers the question people always ask

Bought it at auction through the bank…tie to home ownership, financial hardship, etc.

There’s a Dead Man’s Bones song in this movie??? I mean it’s perfect, it’s just interesting that they chose something that wasn’t from the 70s.

Witches and Satan. Name a more iconic duo.

“Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares”


KS Notes

You KNOW Carolyn is possessed because no adult could navigate crawl space that easily

Kid you found a circus music box by a lake under a tree older than sin. Nothing good can happen. The clapping game introduction.

Let me tell you now, I will not get any of these girls names right. 

Roger, what do you see down there with your elf eyes?

The clocks stopped at 3:07. Witching hour nonsense. 

Foot grabbing and farting. Classic.

Dude the actress that played Nancy really nailed that horrified for my sister look

Using the class as a way to introduce the concepts, you think it’ll be totally separate but then you see that poor mom in the audience

Pulled to end of bed by foot. We know what is vulnerable to monsters!

The laundry scene with the shape in the sheet and then the glitching person in the window. 

Men bonding over menfolk things like fixing cars


Noodle Incident: The title of this trope is a callback to a Calvin and Hobbes comic, where Calvis talking to Hobbes and says “All I can say is, this year Santa had better bring everything on my list. I’ve been extremely good all year. Then Hobbes says “what about the noodle incident?” and Calvis SCREAMS “No one can prove I did that!”

As a trope, it can be used for comedy or horror. As TVTropes says: 

“The Noodle Incident is something from the past that is referred to but never explained, with the implication that it’s just too ludicrous for words—or perhaps too offensive for depiction—and the reality that any explanation would fall short of audience expectations…

Commonly introduced to the audience by having characters react to some fantastic and improbable event with “Oh no, not again.” The key to this trope is that the audience is left to imagine what happened based on vague hints or clues, with funny (or scary) (or both) results.”


Christianity is Catholic


Care Bear Stare: “The Care Bear Stare is an ability that most members of the Care Bear Family possess. The primary uses of this ability are to defeat the Care Bears’ enemies and to heal people and objects that have been corrupted by them.”

“This glittery beam filled with hearts and stars can blast an enemy to subdue their heartless attempts to harm others. However, the stare does not hurt any enemies and to the contrary can even be used to heal their friends who have been hurt. It generally works by repelling the enemy by disgusting them, as the stare often results in the recipient uncovering or purifying their feelings toward another person or a particular situation.”

Works Cited:

Buckwalter, Ian. (2013, July 22). Did The Conjuring Really Deserve an ‘R’ Rating Just for Being Scary? The Atlantic. 


Chang, Justin. (2013, June 22). Film Review: ‘The Conjuring’. Variety. 


Shaw-Williams, Hannah. (2013, April 1.) ‘The Conjuring’ Earns R Rating for Being Too Scary. ScreenRant. 

The Care Bear Stare.