Scary-Ass Trailer #3 For The Conjuring With Creepy New Footage Is Here!

Roger Perron:  …he says, keep the lights on in this house at night. A couple nights later, it came back to me, and I had an idea that something was wrong…

Oh really? Yeah. VERY wrong. Any scenario involving THIS creepy-ass doll isn’t going to be right:

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Check out the brand-new trailer (note: this is the UK version, because every other version featured at least two distracting pop-up ads) for James Wan‘s The Conjuring, which features not only new footage from the movie, but footage of the actual Perron family, below:

OK, so that might mean we know in advance all of the home’s residents survive the movie, but for most of us, that isn’t going to damped our enthusiasm for a movie that the MPAA rated R rather than the PG-13 the studio (and Wan) were going for, due to the intense scariness and disturbing tone rather than violence , gore, sex, or saying “fuck” more than once (which the movie does not).

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The official website is up and running (we suggest you turn the sound off if you check out the menu after dark and you’re feeling jumpy) and gives this official info…

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.From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. “The Conjuring” stars Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “Orphan”) and Patrick Wilson (“Young Adult,” “Prometheus”) as the Warrens, and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (“Public Enemies”) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house.

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Joey King (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”), Shanley Caswell (“Detention”), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (upcoming “World War Z”) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.

Nancy? It’s …standing right behind you…

 

 

James Wan (“Saw,” “Insidious”) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (“The Reaping”). The film is produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers. Reuniting with the director are members of his “Insidious” creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his “Saw” production designer, Julie Berghoff. The music is composed by Joseph Bishara.

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Fuck!

As we’ve raved before, we’re already sold (whether the story it’s based on is true or not) and hope to catch the movie on July 19th, opening night… if we can’t get into a sneak preview before then. We’ll be posting everything new we can find ...and it looks like that R rating is a sure thing. (HELL YEAH!)

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Footnote: After contemplating the vague, nightmarish tagline/phrase LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO at the end of the trailer, maybe a matinée (on a cheerful, sunny day) will do it for us…

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Making DEVIL

Here is another classic Joshua Hoffine photograph, “Devil”, and his personal walk-through of the work process –that always clearly comes through as a labor of love, no matter how long and painstaking that process was) to create the nightmarish work of art. We frequently wish we had the money to buy one of his framed prints… then wonder where in the house they would hang, since they’re not going in our master bedroom (or any other location where relaxation and sleep is necessary). Not sure how our parents or in-laws would feel about seeing something like this when they stopped by for a holiday meal, either. Check out this great read, as usual, from Mr. Hoffine.

Joshua Hoffine | Behind The Scenes

This is my new photograph titled DEVIL.

This image is about religious fear in children.

The Devil is a boogeyman we are taught in church.

The little girl is my daughter Chloe.

Bob Barber played the Devil. This was Bob Barber’s first photo shoot with me.

I constructed a set with a floor that was raised three feet off of the ground.  My friend Jason Coale acted as supervisor. My friends Damien Vela and Matt Tady helped with all of the carpentry.  I met Damien through the Kansas City Horror Club.  Demian and Matt also worked as production assistants during the actual shoot.

I drew out the shape of the crack on the carpet with a Sharpie pen, and then cut out the crack in the floor with a jigsaw, carpet and all.

To line the inside of the crack, we cut out separate cardboard rectangles and covered them with…

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‘Under the Dome’ ratings big for summer

It’ll be interesting to see if there’s a drop in the ratings for the next episode of Under the Dome… with the numbers they’re pulling now, I doubt it’ll be a big one.

 

‘Pacific Rim’ trailer: GIANT FREAKING ROBOTS FIGHTING HUGE FREAKING MONSTERS

We’re all for ‘Big Things Fighting’, but not if it ends up looking like Transformers. Guillermo Del Toro has promised it won’t, though, and we dig what we’ve seen of the monsters. Too much CGI? We’ll have to wait and see…

 

Did CBS’ Under the Dome Pull You In? Plus: Executive Producers Reveal What’s Next!

We liked it better than we thought we would. Ole Mrs. Horror Boom here (the hardcore Stephen King fan in the staff whose parents may or may not have made an error in judgement when they bought her a copy of Night Shift and then The Shining when she was barely in the sixth grade, but long-term, The Mrs. doesn’t have any regrets) just had it on at first when she was doing some online housekeeping. Then that hapless cow got bisected like an anatomy exhibit (and hey, someone made a .gif, click here to peep it), Dean Norris as “Big Jim” Rennie showed up, more hell started breaking loose, and it held serious interest for me. I even started to tackle my giant hardcover copy, which I’d only made it about 100 pages into because it didn’t grab me the way King’s books usually do…but that’s another story. By the time you read this, I’ll be on page 450, and the only thing that slowed me down was the latest issue of Fangoria showing in the mail Wednesday. For one thing, I HAD to know what those propane tanks were being misappropriated for. Here’s a hint (SPOILER ALERT): you know that other show Dean Norris is on? The one also involving certain VERY illegal activities? Yeah, that stuff, though I doubt it’ll be blue. He’s just on the other side this time, which is going to be hard to get used to for us obsessed Breaking Bad mega-fans. Anyway, TVline.com here has a brief outline of the core characters and set-up, then drops some hints about what else we can expect (and not expect).

 

English: Dean Norris.

 

Since this isn’t a mini-series–though we’ll have to get back to you on exactly how many shows this “batch of episodes” mentioned by exec producers constitutes–we’ll be getting back to you with more updates. If they really do want to have each episode amount to one day (which we’re not thrilled about, since I don’t even think it’s been a week so far and a TON of shit has gone down including BIG reveals, major deaths, and some things they’re really, really going to have to tone down or leave out entirely because they’re too graphic and brutal for CBS –and yeah, we’ve seen some *nasty* content on CSI) they have their work cut out for them either doing some very, very tight plotting and action, or cutting so much out it takes the quality of the show down notches. Here’s hoping they won’t fuck it up too bad, but so far, we’ll give it a B for the pilot, as we did in the poll contained in the article. Oh, and if you really want more spoilers from us (though you could also just ask someone you know who’s read the epic-length novel), comment or drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do…

 

 

 

TVLine

under-the-dome-300Under the Dome made its debut on Monday at 10/9c (CBS) — did it capture your attention?

Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the summer drama takes place in Chester’s Mill, a sleepy rural town that is suddenly encompassed by a gigantic, transparent dome. There’s no explanation for the new enclosure, but it’s causing disaster left and right — including a plane crash that leaves no survivors.

Despite Chester’s Mill’s seemingly harmless atmosphere — after all, the town’s biggest concern is a newly constructed Denny’s stealing business from the local diner — we quickly learn that its inhabitants are hiding secrets of their own.

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Among the colorful characters are Dale “Barbie” Barbara (Bates Motel’s Mike Vogel), a mysterious former Army Captain who we learn is responsible for a murder, despite his trustworthy nature; Sheriff Perkins (Lost’s Jeff…

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Cover art for The Exorcist 40th Anniversary is a stairway to hell

An excellent choice — and we cannot wait to pick up the new “new” Blu-ray for The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Edition. We may re-think this urge after dark, however…

Just yesterday, Warner Bros. officially announced a new new Blu-ray which will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece The Exorcist, featuring new special features along with the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version. And just as quickly as the devil taking over the soul of young Regan, we now have a look at the cover art and it’s hauntingly gorgeous — you can take a peak at the stairway to hell below!

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Film Review: ‘The Conjuring’

We were trying to keep our expectations mediocre on this one (notice the word “trying” as opposed to “achieving”) but oh MAN, it’s gonna be hard after reading this review! Plus, the last ghost film we saw rated “R” not so much due to gore but scariness significantly impacted our ability to sleep. Cannot wait! The Conjuring opens in theaters July 19 (and Horror Boom has the countdown widget for all of us to check compulsively).