Quite simply, the new haunted house documentary The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home will most appeal to fans of television ghost hunting shows. Viewers who look for something more in their documentaries than strange sounds from another room and investigators having weird feelings will likely be disappointed.
A couple bought the real-life home of the basis for the first The Conjuring film and opened it up to paranormal investigators. Enter our group of intrepid researchers — likable people all, and easy enough to spend an hour and 20 minutes with — and they spend several days and nights in the house. Strange things do indeed occur, but as astute readers might guess, nothing is presented that can be taken as definitive proof of the supernatural.
There’s not much scary material here, though there are eerie moments. The real shivers and shudders occur with reveals at the end of The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home about what happens to some members and their families once they return home. If that sort of phenomena kept occurring, a sequel about that might be more interesting than this offering.
The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home, from Gravitas Ventures, is in theaters and On Demand as of July 16, 2021.
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