Joseph Bishara has made a name for himself as a truly great and amazing horror movie composer, crafting the great scores for Insidious, Dark Skies and 11-11-11. Here, with The Conjuring, Bishara has a few nods to Insidious, with haunting strings that make your hair stand on end, but overall, the tone is much darker and more creepy than his other scores. The addition of Mark Isham's "Family Theme" is great, as it offers a light-hearted view in the middle of something hellish and demonic. The main title track, The Conjuring, kick-starts the score by using strings, spooky sounds and shifting bass. One of my favorite tracks, though, is "You Look Very Pretty", where Bishara again uses strings to unnerve the audience.
Overall, The Conjuring is a truly amazing achievement in horror movie scores, offering a slew of tracks that will be hailed by horror and psychological-horror aficionados.