2. The Conjuring
Directed by James Wan
Written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes
Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor
"Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse."
The first entry in what would become a franchise that’s ongoing to this day. The Conjuring stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Their first film is considered by many to be the best, resulting in many subsequent sequels and spin-offs. See where it all began by revisiting the very first film in the series!