by: Stephanie Shamblin Gray
WonderCon Saturday fires up their largest panel room, the Arena, with an unnerving and dizzying exclusive clip of “The Conjuring” just for the WonderCon crowd. While they did show a trailer for the film, it was the new footage that shows what happens to the girls while they are sleeping that really got the attention of the horror crowd. For those that don’t know, this movie is based on a true story. What was really interesting here was that the panel featured the family that lived through this event and the demonologist, Lorraine Warren, that helped the family. Must be odd to relive your most terrifying supernatural encounter on the big screen, huh? And something further to appreciate: While the director, James Wan, intended to make a PG-13 movie, the film received an R rating due to the extremely frightening content. In theaters July 19.
Official Synopsis: 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.
From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. “The Conjuring” stars Academy AwardÂ® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “Orphan”) and Patrick Wilson (“Young Adult,” “Prometheus”) as the Warrens, and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (“Public Enemies”) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house.
James Wan (“Saw,” “Insidious”) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (“The Reaping”).