WonderCon 2013: The Conjuring Too Scary for the MPAA
Our guy Casey King is busy wandering the halls of WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, and he took some time from his drinking in the weirdness to call in with several news items that we're gonna break up into a couple of stories. The following one has us very excited.
During the panel for James Wan's The Conjuring, Wan revealed to the crowd in attendance that he shot the film to get a PG-13 rating; however, upon screening it for the MPAA, they slapped the movie with an R rating anyway because they deemed it too scary.
Two clips were also shown at the event, the first of which is basically what you guys saw in the trailer that's been around for a couple of weeks. The second, however, has to do with the sisters sleeping when one suddenly gets yanked awake in bed by her feet. After looking under the bed to make sure no one is there, from under the bed she sees the door on the opposite side of the room slowly closing. From there she wakes up her sister and tells her that there's something in the room watching them. The door then slams shut, and the room goes dark. According to Casey the crowd went nuts.
Wan was joined on stage by paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren and Cindy and Andrea Perron, whose experiences with the unknown are the basis for the film.
Please, video lords, give us this movie immediately!
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 (upcoming 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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