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:
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).
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.
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.
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!)
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…
- A Review Conjured up for The Conjuring (dreadcentral.com)
- Film Review: ‘The Conjuring’ (variety.com)
- Chicago Screening of The Conjuring Comes Complete with a Priest and a Warning! (dreadcentral.com)
- Go Inside Lorraine Warren’s Museum of the Occult for The Conjuring (dreadcentral.com)