‘The Conjuring’ Trailer: ‘Insidious’ Director James Wan’s New Horror Film

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 20th, 2013 at 7:36 am,

517737850 cv1 620 439 The Conjuring Trailer: Insidious Director James Wans New Horror Film

Saw and Insidious director James Wan returns to scare your socks off (again) with The Conjuring, a supernatural horror film (very) loosely inspired by real events. The story revolves around a husband and wife (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) who move with their daughters into an isolated farmhouse, where they encounter dangerous specters and “a dark presence” that isn’t thrilled about sharing its place with the living.

Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) are costarring as Ed and Lorraine Warren, two experienced paranormal investigators who get more than they bargained for when they travel to the haunted building in Harrisville. Rounding out the cast are Mackenzie Foy (Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises) playing children in peril, as featured in the script written by Carey and Chad Hayes (House of Wax, Whiteout).


the conjuring poster 570x844 The Conjuring Trailer: Insidious Director James Wans New Horror Film

The trailer offer a sample of Wan’s old-school scare techniques and reliance upon classic horror scenarios (see: Taylor investigating the creepy basement). It’s all clichéd and standard as your average haunted house attraction, but the execution is perfect and makes it near-impossible not to jump when that pair of ghost hands pop out and clap near the end. Wan’s horror film made a successful debut at the 2013 New York Comic-Con, with audience reactions suggesting this may end up one of the year’s best offerings in the genre.

Insidious lacks the substance or consistency in quality to rank among the greatest scary flicks, but it excels at sending jolts through your body and The Conjuring looks to match or improve in that respect. That makes it worth seeing for anyone who prefers their horror more on the atmospheric side (that goes double for Wan’s sequel Insidious Chapter 2, opening later this year).

Keep your eyes peeled for The Conjuring when it arrives July 19th, 2013.


Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

Follow Sandy Schaefer on Twitter @feynmanguy
Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. James Wan is the only director that actually focuses on directing a scary movie. This looks great… I’m on it.

  2. This looks like its gonna be another hit!

    ps. those kids shouldve immediately woken up after that loud ruckus.

    • Unless their being controlled by GHOST!!!!!!

      • thats a possibility!

  3. Everyone run! She has the clap!

    • Actually laughed out loud

  4. I hope this sets a standard for trailers, where we don’t see the ending, a couple scenes that capture the essence of the film

    • Hence the word “teaser” ;) Never watch a full trailer if you want to be surprised during the actual film!

  5. This is just my personal opinion but, I really like these types of movies. Insidious, sinister, and now this one. They’re the only movies that come close to scaring me. I know a lot of people like to think of themselves as brave. And say, nothing scares me. And I think it is easy to be brave when you see horror film in a theater surrounded by people. They tend to have less effect on you emotionally. Running errands doing chores or light Exercise get your blood pumping. So when something scary on screen happens. Your not really gonna feel your pulse racing. So as a bit of advice to fans of the horror genre. I suggest doing this before watching any scary movie at home. Half an hour before watching a scary. Seclude yourself. Go to your room and read. Or just lay bed looking at the Ceiling or what ever. Any thing to unwind. And if you have to listen to music. Avoid anything too exciting or modern with a dance beat. No rock or heavy metal either. Maybe something like classical music. Beethoven or Mozart. Then after you manage to calm down and lower your pulse. Watch your movie. It makes for a better experience. Trust me ;-)

  6. James Wan is really a great horror director. He has yet to make a CLASSIC, but Insidious was close. Insidious actually would be really close if he fixed the second half. But he really does a good job of making a movie which is meant to scare you. I think he’ll get more fame after this and ‘Insidious Chapter 2′.

    And I wouldn’t count Sinister. He didn’t make it and it was a huge letdown for the most part.

    Insidious is by far the best horror movie made in the past few years.

  7. It may be old school, cliched even, but there’s a reason the types of scares Wan uses are ‘tried-and-true’. You KNOW it’s coming but you can’t help but jump and bite your nails anyway. Insidious was awesome (I know people are mixed on the third act, but I loved it) and I’m already sold on watching this one.

  8. This looks good, I’m in.

  9. Screw you James wan! … I .. I peed. You made me pee a little bit..

  10. Sign me up

  11. Decent actors wasted on a yawnfest.. Plus the Saw franchise ended up being such a mess that “From the producer of Saw” doesn’t make me want to really see anymore of their efforts… As a sidenote if a witch and a lion came out of that wardrobe and attacked Lili’s character that would have seemed more plausible a scare than the go to low rent tired shocks of a) it being dark b) doors opening and closing randomly c) pictures falling off the wall and finlally d) mysterious figures out of shot acting spookily.

    • James Wan only directed the first Saw, which is actually a pretty good movie! Insidious was great and this one looks just as scary!

      • Yeah, the first Saw was good, the rest were just pointless wastes of time only created to cash in on a franchise and as an excuse to come up with creative ways to kill people off, nothing more.

  12. I’ve been lucky enough to see an advance screening of this movie, it was really good IMO :)

  13. Sign me up for being among the first in line to go see this movie! *lol* you had me as soon as I saw the moldy ghost legs hanging from the tree. *lol*

  14. this looks awesome scary movies are getting good lately