While in San Francisco for a recent press day, Dread Central had the chance to sit down with The Conjuring director James Wan and Lorraine Warren, the well-known paranormal investigator who provides the research on which the film is based.
Read our review of The Conjuring here!
Co-written by Chad and Carey Hayes, The Conjuring stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. In the supernatural thriller, Wilson and Farmiga star as the Warrens, real-life paranormal investigators who are approached by a troubled mother named Carolyn (Taylor) who thinks her family is being terrorized by something evil living in their new home.
During our interview with Wan and Warren, we heard about how Wan came on board the project as well as some of the processes used to craft a different type of haunted house film. We also chatted with Warren about the world of supernatural phenomena and how people around you perceive them.
Check out our interview below, and look for The Conjuring when it hits theaters on July 19th!
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story described in the book House of Darkness, House of Light: The True Story by Andrea Perron, 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 Award nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel,” Orphan) and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Insidious) 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.
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Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Shanley Caswell (Detention), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (World War Z) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.
James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping). The film is produced by Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund, and Rob Cowan with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers. Reuniting with the director are members of his Insidious creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri, and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his Saw production designer, Julie Berghoff. The music is composed by Joseph Bishara.
New Line Cinema presents an Evergreen Media Group/Safran Company Production of a James Wan Film: The Conjuring. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film opens in the US and the UK on July 19, 2013.
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