A new featurette has been released for The Conjuring and focuses on the actual Lorraine Warren, played by Vera Farmiga in the film. She takes us through her experiences and introduces us to “one of the most haunted places in the world”. It also includes all the items that have been investigated, including the Annabelle Doll that apparently unleashed “bad, bad harm on a lot of people”.
The film centres on the Warrens, a husband and wife team (Patrick Wilson, Vera 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.”
Directed by James Wan, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes wrote the screenplay. The Conjuring also stars Mackenzie Foy, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston.
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.