"True Story" Horror Movie The Conjuring Scares Up a Second Trailer
04.05.13 by Ryan
"You have a lot of spirits in here, but there's one that I'm most worried about because it is so hateful."
Last month, the first trailer was released for the upcoming supernatural horror movie The Conjuring (formerly The Warren Files) and revealed Lili Taylor playing a frightening game of hide-and-seek. The movie's second trailer manages to keep a few scares while folding in more of the movie's plot.
The Conjuring follows Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively), the married, paranormal investigators that were also involved in the real-life case that would eventually inspire the 1979 horror classic The Amityville Horror. But before Amityville, there was Harrisville, where the Warrens try to help Carolyn and Roger Perron (played by Taylor and Ron Livingston), whose family is being haunted by malevolent spirits in their Rhode Island farmhouse. The story is allegedly based on true events, in so far as the Warrens were real people, but whether you believe or not, the latest trailer continues to show that The Conjuring could be one scary movie.
The Conjuring was directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious), who, at a recent WonderCon panel for the movie, told the crowd that he was intrigued by the movie because it was based on real events, even bringing the real Lorraine Warren and Andrea Perron to the stage to discuss their experiences. "I was astounded that there were so many elements of our story captured in the film," said Perron.
Whether that does anything to convince viewers is up for debate, but, at the very least, the resulting movie was at least scary enough for the MPAA to give it a "R" rating, even when Wan was trying for a PG-13. Apparently, the ratings board found it "too scary" to be PG-13.