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Teaser For James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’ Looks Like Haunted Horror Done Right! Over A Dozen Images Added!!

I’ve begin to hate haunting/possession movies recently because nothing ever happens in them except a few people bending over backwards. Big deal, lots of people have scoliosis. But director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) The Conjuring (previously The Warren Files) looks like he’s aware of those pitfalls and is sidestepping them without sacrificing character. This teaser focusses almost exclusively on Lili Taylor’s character, so I imagine we’ll be getting that features the whole ensemble soon enough.

In particular I think the blindfold scare at the beginning is particularly well done. It’s a variation on a gag we’ve seen before, for sure, but it’s pulled off with confidence and restraint and as such wrings new scares out of it. I spent some time on the set of this movie last year and look forward to sharing that report with you in the coming months.

In the film, “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. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.” Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston star.

This movie apparently had insanely high scores from test audiences, hence the summer release date. Wan is also busy filming Insidious Chapter 2 at the moment. Head inside for the trailer and images! Clap if you want more!!!



  • Number1sikko

    Aside from the very beginning, this trailer is the same footage Wan showed at the NYCC. Looks absolutely fantastic though. Hopefully it’s as scary, or scarier than Insidious.

  • djblack1313

    this looks fucking awesome!! thank God for James Wan!!

    • KeepDoubting

      This exactly! I’m so excited for this.

    • BelaManiac

      YES! Agree 100%! Can’t wait

  • BabyJaneHudson

    Old school creepy. I like the vibe.

  • wildgator25

    Yes, this looks pretty damn good!

  • Scariest trailer I have seen in a long time.

  • Blood-Sicles

    I applaud the trailer for using suspense instead of giving away all the good scares. Can’t wait to see this. Now where’s the You’re Next trailer? I’m dying to see how Lionsgate is going to market it.

  • evenscarier

    Creepy! I love everything he does, really looking forward to this one!!

  • rg_lovecraft

    I hate James Wan, as far as I’m concerned Saw was the last good thing he did. I have to admit though, this looks pretty damn good. Here’s to hoping he can change my mind about him.

  • Baphomitt

    Clap on, clap off: THE CLAPURING

  • death_by_kebab

    So..The Conjuring is a heartwarming tale about a demon that just wants a friend? 😉

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  • unisonruss

    Awesome trailer! It was out of sync for me yet I still enjoyed it

  • Aaron Emery

    What a great trailer! I feel like it just told me a story in 2:30 without giving anything away. Great job!

  • Wow. I hope Wan sustains it past the first half of the film. Insidious would have been a flawless film if suspense didn’t wane until the start of the second half. James Wan has talent, that’s for sure, though.

    • djblack1313

      Armand DC. i agree 100%.

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  • Aaron Emery

    I think it’s unfair to criticize INSIDIOUS for it’s second half, as that was the intention of the film all along. The movie was about what we saw in the second half! It’s almost like disliking a rap album because you prefer country, it’s an illogical battle. I can respect that someone didn’t like the film as a whole because of the ideas presented, or even the execution of said ideas. Once I grasped where the film was taking me it was easy to get right into it and enjoy the experience. Again, everyone has their own opinion, but we should all at least praise Wan and Whannell for giving us something original and well thought.
    Somewhat irrelevant I know.

  • anthonyd1

    Wow! Awesome. The most suspense filled trailer I have seen in a very long time. Looks like a good old fashioned haunting movie with suspense and chills over jump scares. I am officially excited for the rest of the horror offerings of 2013. Evil Dead, The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2, and Carrie. Hell Yes!

    • doomas10

      add on that Lords of Salem!

    • feck

      agreed anthonyd1 – could be best year of horror in a long time

  • doomas10

    holy shit! who doesn’t like a good old school haunted house film? That looked incredible! James Wan has excellent talent when it comes to creepy camerawork and ottw jump scares!

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    lili taylor!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ViciousVoux

    Finally a trailer that doesn’t give away most of the film! Unfortunately a lot of horror films have been doing that recently. I’m intrigued to see more!

  • ThunderDragoon

    Woah, this looks fantastic. I haven’t been creeped out by a trailer in a long time. I love James Wan. This is now on my must-see list!

  • I am so happy that James Wan is around; he is one of the last bastions of horror that actually knows what to do with the genre. I just hope that he is not pressured into releasing a PG-13 film; in my experience, there has never been an effective horror movie rated anything other than R, and I want to see his visual exactly as he intended. Teens and children (as an audience) have no place in horror.

    • Aaron Emery

      He released Insidious which was PG-13. I do agree with everything you said though, it’s certainly reassuring to know there is one director that we can depend on for quality horror!

  • horrorking95

    It looks as though it has that creepily effective Insidious directing! This looks like it could be good! Hopefully it doesn’t use all the cliches, but at least if it does, it will use them effectively!

  • twisted

    I thought Insidious was weak and silly. There is nothing in this trailer that we haven’t seen before numerous times. I’m hoping Evil Dead and You’re Next deliver.

  • feck

    Loved Insidious, especially the first half and the trailer to this new flick is great!

  • scarletsimple

    I am super excited about this film! Love Wan!

  • Milk

    Oh gawd. +1 for this all the way. I am a fan of Lili Taylor.

  • MkGDodd

    My house makes creepy noises and stuff moves about a lot, so films like this really get under my skin. Can’t wait.

  • DeadInHell

    Nothing James Wan has been involved with in his career thus far has been “horror done right”.

    It’s sad to see how many visitors to this site are apparently tweens who were introduced to the genre by SAW or some other garbage.

  • Grady

    Im not quite sure how you claim Saw and Insidious not to be of the horror genre. Not that its necessary but to push my point; definition for Horror: centered upon or depicting terrifying or macabre events: a horror movie. I definitely was not introduced to the genre by Saw or any of Wan and Whannell’s work for that matter. You can not deny this duo’s ingenuity and ability to create forward thinking genre movies. Also it should be noted that It is Leigh Whannell who is the writer and so the major drive behind the originality of their concepts and movies. These guys make a amazing team.

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