Every time I see something new from James Wan’s The Conjuring I’m inclined to believe that, aside from the fact that it’s probably really good, it looks like a leap forward for the director himself. It just looks so much more assured than his already impressive existing body of work. I particularly like the leap from on top of the armoir, and any use of “Hurdy Gurdy Man” puts me in the bag a little bit.
In theaters 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.”
It was recently revealed that the filmmakers were aiming for a PG-13 but couldn’t get it because of the intensity of the scares. Not the gore, just the creepiness. So the film will remain at its’ current R rating. Can’t wait. The film stars “Bates Motel’s” Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins.
Head inside for the trailer! I’ve also added some stills of the more intense moments!