Conjuring up faith?
According to the brothers, “The Conjuring” isn’t just putting a good jolt in to those who see it – it’s also getting them talking about God. Carey Hayes tells of a friend who took his 18-year-old son – who has not shown much interest in matters of faith -- to see an early screening. That it was based on a true story, and so starkly showed the reality of evil and the triumph of God, really “stirred the pot” for the boy and got him to start thinking in meaningful ways about the spiritual themes of the film. “His dad told me, ‘Who would have thought a horror movie would bring my son to God?’ ”