Film of the Day: The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring - Vera Famiga
Vera Farmiga investigates strange goings-on in the basement. Photo: Warner Bros

In 1971 the Perron family move to a dilapidated old house to start a new life, but the place they come to is far from homely, and they discover that the cellar is mysteriously boarded up…

When supernatural events begin to take place in the house and the family wakes up with attacks from unexplained beings, parents Roger and Carolyn bring in paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The story is based on a loose retelling of the Amityville Haunting, and makes for a chilling paranormal horror. Director James Wan brings to life a story that has given rise to a number of sequels.

The Conjuring – Thursday at 9pm on BBC Four