We’ve already seen two terrifying trailers for James Wan’s The Conjuring, and if you thought things couldn’t get any scarier, then think again. Warner Brothers have released a third trailer for the film, and this just might be the scariest trailer yet!
The film is based on a true story, and reviews have been hitting the Internet after its premiere last week. Most are saying this is Wan’s best film to date, and all are saying it is a terrifying throwback to old school horror. Films such as The Exorcist and the original Amityville Horror have been mentioned when comparing The Conjuring to its peers. Some have even said it surpasses The Amityville Horror, but the key message is that the film is bloody scary.
The third trailer cleverly plays on the old school approach, and the true story angle. Shot in documentary style, with interviews with the unfortunate Perron family, the trailer also uses a classic old school voiceover to give it some added depth and impact. It is a truly frightening trailer that plays off the realistic design superbly. My advice is to not watch it with the lights off…
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.”
The Conjuring arrives in UK cinemas August 2nd.
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.