“Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville.” Scared yet?
The trailer for the new film “The Conjuring” has just been released, and it looks like it could be director James Wan‘s most unsettling film yet, which is truly saying something when you consider this is the man responsible for “Saw,” “Dead Silence,” and “Insidious.”
The movie stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as real-life paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, best known for their work on what would later be immortalized as “The Amityville Horror.” But, as the trailer implies, there was one case out of the thousands they investigated that proved to be so disturbing, they preferred not to talk about it.
Called to help a small-town family, led by Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor, terrorized by malevolent forces in their secluded farmhouse, the Warrens “find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.”
Appropriately, the film matches that terror, gaining an R-rating without any language or graphic violence. During a panel at WonderCon, producers of the film said the MPAA said the film was simply “too scary” to rate it PG-13. Wan said there were no suggestions of specific scenes to cut from the board — the whole thing just had to be rated R.
Watch the trailer above and judge for yourself. “The Conjuring” opens July 19.