Warner Bros. has issued a trailer for director James Wan's The Conjuring, starring Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Ron Livingston (Office Space) and Lili Taylor (Being Flynn). The true-case horror film arrives in U.S. theaters on July 19th.
Synopsis: Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Wilson and Farmiga), world-renowned paranormal investigators who 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.
(sigh)...More new-house horror films made for yuppie parents than teens.
But then, let's face it, the old-fogey parents are the only ones who REMEMBER going to see horror movies in theaters, who else're you going to sell to?
Oops, yes, sorry, faulty terminology corrected (forgot there was that other genre)
But still, another mommy/daddy-horror to only appeal to audiences old enough to have 2.5 kids, buy real estate, and worry about their 9-yo. daughter at school...Whatever happened to slashers who went after horny teens at summer camp who smoked pot?
Very nicely done trailer. I want to see it. Interesting choice not to have any glimpse of Farmiga or Wilson. I was surprised, but pleased by how little this trailer gives away. Clearly there will be another in the future, but I definitely dig this one. Seems like a nice old-fashioned haunted house film.
EricJ, I hate to break it to you but there's no such thing as a good slasher film anymore except The Cabin In The Woods because you can only kill a batch of unlikable sexually active, pot smoking, alcohol abusing teens so many times before it get old and boring and quite frankly I prefer this horror sub-genre because it's smartly written and it has actual characters and if you don't like this kind of horror movie then you just another simple-minded idiot who would take a godawful slasher film over a great supernatural thriller.
Looks terrific! This film has apparently been tracking really well. Warner Bros. was so impressed with its reception at preview screenings (where the film I believe was being given 100% ratings by the audience) that they felt confident enough that this could be a big summer hit. James Wan has been on a roll so I feel like this has real potential to be his best effort yet. I can't wait!