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Just How SCARY Is James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’?!

Warner Bros. has just completed its panel at the ongoing WonderCon in Anaheim, CA for The Conjuring, the latest haunter from horror master James Wan (Insidious, Saw, Dead Silence).

According to Twitter reactions, the footage went over gangbusters. But we’ve already seen the astounding trailer, so here’s a bit of news to get the hardcore horror buffs excited.

Wan told the crowd that he shot The Conjuring to be PG-13, but the MPAA said even without gore it was just too scary and it got an R, Yahoo! reports.

Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver and Sterling Jerins, Warners believes in their film so much that they’re making it a major summer release opening it on July 19.

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.



  • WalkingDeadGuy

    What?!? lol. The man delivers a solid horror film under the known PG-13 rating constraints but he still gets an R rating? This isn’t a complaint, I love the idea that it’s actually scary and I always prefer an R rating, but this is just silly. I’m just glad they’re not cutting out any of the “scary” moments to obtain the PG-13 rating.

  • djblack1313

    i’m going to trust that this isn’t just spin/PR (the PG-13 to R rating deal). Wan i have total faith in! i also love me some Vera Farmiga and Lili Taylor so HELL YES!!

    • Aaron Emery

      It’s kind of interesting that this happened with this particular movie after the deal with Wan’s ‘Dead Silence’ R rating. Also the MPAA makes things up as they go along anyway.

  • diapers

    Vera Farmiga is so hot, just so very hot… uhm, but anyhow, seeing as I nearly soiled my diapers watching the trailer, this is good news.

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    I’m beyond stoked for this movie, but this news of an R rating doesn’t excite me. The exact same thing happened with “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”. The MPAA said it was too scary for PG-13 and gave it an R even though there’s no gore and not much violence. And that film wasn’t scary at all, IMO. So still super excited, but this news doesn’t raise or lower my expectations.

    • DarkOwl

      Yeah, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark wasn’t that scary. And I think the R rating really blew its chances to do well at the box office.

  • beedubbs

    This looks EXCELLENT…but it should probably be called “The Clap”

  • Zombie-Killa

    Holy shit! That poster is AWESOME!

    Anyway, I take this as good news. I LOVED the trailer, and I can’t wait to see this now! But I’ll be more focused on grabbing an early afternoon/morning showing in theaters now. So I can avoid he jackasses, who feel the need to scream and shout for no real reason (other than a lame attempt at trying to be funny. not just kids, I’ve actually seen adults do that shit) at every jump scare or fake-out jump scare.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Great news. Can’t wait to see this.

  • Scorpionsy

    Now this is a movie that I hope really is scary to me…unlike how I felt when I watch the new Evil Dead remake. I am pretty excited about this movie and I hope it delivers on scares..whether psychological or visual scares…just scares…give it to us!

    Anyone remember the TV movie from the 80’s called “Don’t Fall Asleep”? That was one creepy movie that could be done as a remake with better creepy scenes. That last scene from the movie at the bed post side still freaks me out.

  • horrorking95

    Fabulous! This must be really intense/disturbing then and I’m really looking forward to it. I watched Insidious again recently and it reminded me how scary it is. I’m hoping he can top that!

  • evilfairydust

    LOVE it when a movie gets an R rating for scary. Anybody can throw language, sex, and nudity into a horror movie and get an R. (And there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s part of the genre) BUT, if you can take that stuff out and your movie still gets an R…you know you are on the right track. :o)

  • egaltt23

    Patrick Wilson.

  • scarletsimple

    I’m completely cool with no gore, sex, etc but the MPAA is ridiculous. I’m glad the movie is showing so well, but this could just end up killing a lot of box office sales.

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