Family moves into a haunted house. The kids and mother all start experiencing supernatural things. The Warren's are called in to help. Yadda yadda happy ending.
That being said, let me tell you what I liked about the film. One of the cooler horror stories that's a part of this film is about the haunted doll named Annabelle. It was in the beginning of the movie, and the end of the movie. Though the doll in the movie is not the actual Annabelle doll (obviously) it doesn't even look like it. I'm assuming because the Annabelle doll is a Raggedy Anne doll that they would've been sued out the buttocks for that.
For the full story on Annabelle go here.
I was immediately interested in seeing regardless of how similar it may have been to other horror films. I've been fascinated with the Warren's work ever since I found out they were apart of the Amityville stuff a long long time ago.
I won't go into too much detail about the film, but I will say it starts off slow. The beginning of the film is awesome because it shows a bit of the Annabelle story, which kind of introduces you to the Warren's in the film. Through the first half you meet the Perron family, and experience what they go through. The Warren's eventually make their way to the house, and all this hooplah happens. Again I don't want to ruin it but I must say that the ending of the film was pretty awesome. James Wan's vision of the story, and the way he directed it was really good. I'm a fan of Insidious (haven't watched the second one yet) and I figured it was James Wan who did this film because Patrick Wilson was in it haha.
I recommend people rent it, or wait for it to go on Netflix. It seems like a film that's headed that way.
I'd give it a 2.5 out of 5 mainly for the ending. If it wasn't about the Warren's, and if the ending didn't interest me, it would've been a 1.
Definitely worth the watch.