Over the weekend it was announced that the US MPAA rated James Wan’s latest chiller, The Conjuring, R. Usually this rating is used for films with a lot of violence, bad language or nudity. However, aiming for a PG-13 rating and also based on a true story, James Wan’s latest tale of terror has none of the MPAA’s desired content for a higher rating. So why the R rating and not a PG-13? Well, the MPAA commented simply saying that The Conjuring is just “too scary”
How exciting is that! Proof has arrived at just how frightening this film will be as a second trailer has now landed, and this one serves as a proper trailer after the previously released two and a half minute clip. This trailer builds tension and scares to almost unbearable levels of tension, and finally lets rip in the concluding moments of the trailer.
Here is proof that Wan is one of horrors brightest talents, and further proof that Insidious was not a one-off. With The Conjuring, Wan has clearly utilized the skills he showed on Insidious and stripped all that back to pure, real and relentless horror based on actual events. This really does look amazing, and is likely to cause some serious jump issues in cinemas when it is released on July 19th.
Directed by James Wan, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes wrote the screenplay. The Conjuring stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mackenzie Foy, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston.
The film centres on a a husband and wife team (Wilson, Farmiga) of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse. Livingston and Taylor will play a couple who move with their kids to the farmhouse and begin to be haunted.”
“The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and later opened the Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and their own private investigations into various hauntings. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 hauntings during their career, and the Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.
The Warrens were responsible for training several paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.
“This one plays scarier because it’s more grounded,” said Wan, while comparing The Conjuring to Insidious. “I tried to ground it as much as possible because the realism makes it creepier.”