With the success of Sinister and the popular classic photo app instagram it's no wonder that the new film from James Wan The Conjuring promotional material has the throwback look. The new poster looks awesome and I have it here for you. Also today the trailer has gone viral and I have it as well. The supposedly “before there was Amityville there was Harrisville film” will be hitting theaters this summer and looks to bank of the success of recent supernatural tales.
“Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called 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 horrifying case of their lives.”
The Conjuring will be released on July 19th and stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins. It is directed by James Wan who also did Insidious and SAW and is based off the novel by Andrea Perron House of Darkness House of Light. Here is an excerpt from the book to give you more on the tale.
“Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future.”
Wan looks to add more success to his resume as a heavy hitter in horror. Although Dead Silence and Death Sentence wasn't so great he has plenty to build on from the Saw and Insidious franchises. At 35 years young there are endless possibilities for Wan and I can’t wait to hear more about his Spectre project until then enjoy the trailer!