Rosemary's Baby, 1968.
It would only be fair to myself to share with you that this affair I had with the supernatural/paranormal fright kink was thriving at a time when I was brainwashed to believe that angels and demons actually existed. This sub-genre of media reinforced the concept that they did because the frame of narrative in movies such as “The Conjuring 2” misrepresents the fantasy of the existence of Hell as an immutable truth. Come to think of it, I believe the 'closure' you get in one of the movies in the Conjuring Saga involves a particular quote from the Warrens, the paranormal investigators who provide the record of experience from which the Conjuring Saga is based, that alludes to the 'truth' of the Devil’s existence—probably through this recorded paranormal activity that they have which could very likely otherwise be explained with the scientific method if desired to be applied, but this is simply not the way that Christian theists want to think. You will remember that these people are often impressed into this belief, and fear is used as a bondage device to their faith.
Watching the movie may enthrall your curiosity and cause you minor stress out of empathy for the characters’ well being, but what strums a chord of fear in religious folk isn’t the story itself. The story itself they presume is fake: it’s the uncertainty that something horrible could happen to them. Unlike the situation of a knife-wielding trespasser donning a ghoulish mask whom they could call police upon, they are entirely without recourse for handling their safety without resorting to plead for help from a deity who has never bothered to return their voicemails.
The Conjuring 2, 2016.
Scare yourself silly this Halloween and live a little. In the process you’ll bring yourself closer in-touch with true you. Tell me what movies you're planning on spooking yourself with this season and why I should watch them too...We fear junkies have to stick together, you know.