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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Clint Hutchison

Starring:
Andrew Bowen
Maxine Bahns
Liz McGeever

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Shawn and Helen recently suffered a miscarriage. Shawn agrees to move to an old farm property to help ease the pain, of course ignoring the cries that the place is haunted. Soon Helen is pregnant again, but Shawn is seeing ghostly happenings. Helen thinks Shawn just wants to move and is being selfish again, and ghosts are right in the middle of it all.
Is it good movie?

This one wasn't bad at all. Although it's a little mainstream and a tad weak on the sauce, the performances helped anchor Conjurer through the mud and have it shine a bit through the grime. Maxine Bahns is the real rock here, her character Helen is great and well fleshed out. Well written and well performed, she deserves the most props.

Andrew Bowen's Shawn isn't a slouch either. He is the one who has to react to the ghost of the film, Hattie (who had her child taken from her, of course) and does so suitably. Speaking of Hattie, although her premise is lame, she's a great villain and quite effective. It's through mind games that this movie is played, and I was impressed. It isn't all sunshine and rainbows though because there are some stupid moments in here too, supporting cast is sort of lame, a few horror clichés and relatively drab cinematography.

Ultimately though this one is a success, a relatively smart, creepy flick that keeps you guessing and sports a serious twist ending that just works.
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This was a good movie, especially for one with such low budget. I like my flicks to have a bit of brain with their brawn and while this one isn't the smartest kid in class, it competes and likely gets a grading present from parents who don't know how to show love properly. Whoa, that was a bit of a stretch. Anyway, I recommend this one. Check it out.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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