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This review is from: The Conjuring [DVD]  (DVD)
Have you noticed how a lot of exorcism movies promote themselves as being based on a true story or based on true events. The Conjuring has adopted this tagline to give an added scare factor to the viewer, as they will think every scene and scenario is factual rather than fiction.
Research the events behind this 'story', and you soon find out the characters within the film are trying to sell books based on their 'experiences' and so in no way will contradict any of the events in the film, and the evidence that was seen to be shot in the film itself has suddenly been erased with excuses given.
Treat The Conjuring for what it is, a film about a family being possessed within their own home, as the only 'true event' that may have actually been fact, is the dog dying in the garden, and everything else could be pure Hollywood made up entertainment.
People are gullible. It's entertainment folks, scary, spooky. Throw in the obligatory scary doll for good measure and we have the perfect next best paranormal hit.
The Fourth Kind was guilty of an even bigger sin, showing fake footage and recording it as fact. Do we really need to be duped to be entertained?
Recommended, but take the whole 'true' tagline with a mountain of salt, as the scarier it is the less likely it is to have happened.