Movie Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

July 17, 2021

Written by Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry is the Film Festival Editor for Horror Fuel; all film festival related queries and announcements should be sent to him at [email protected]m. He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.

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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