‘The Conjuring’ Trailer #3: The Real Perron Family Tell Their Story

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 16th, 2014 at 4:40 pm,

Director James Wan has had a busy year. Not only has he reunited with screenwriter Leigh Whannell to make Insidious 2, he’s also been bringing another haunting to life (figuratively speaking) in The Conjuring, another ghost movie that is based an real accounts of paranormal activity that plagued a family in the 1970s.

Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston play Carolyn and Roger Perron, a couple who move into a new home with their five daughters, only to find themselves tormented by malevolent spirits. Desperate, they call on the help of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) – who are perhaps best known for their involvement in the Amityville Horror case – to get to the bottom of the haunting and hopefully rid the house of ghosts.

A new trailer for The Conjuring has just been released over at Yahoo, and comes with an interesting twist: it features interviews with the real-life Perron family. Lorraine Warren was apparently quite heavily involved with the making of the film as a consultant, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that the victims of the original haunting should also be drawn into the promotion of The Conjuring. Their account of events is intercut with clips from the film that show both the ghosts themselves and some of the spooky events that supposedly happened in the house.

Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring The Conjuring Trailer #3: The Real Perron Family Tell Their Story

If you’re not superstitious and don’t buy into the “true story” aspect of films like The Conjuring, then this trailer probably won’t do as much to scare you as the previous ones have. Many people don’t need to genuinely believe in ghosts in order to be scared by  haunted house movies; for those who do believe that there might be something more out there, however, hearing the Perrons talk about their experiences in the house will no doubt add an extra edge of scariness to the story.

Having said that, The Conjuring might not even need any help with the scare factor. The first reviews of the film were recently published and the virtually unanimous impression from all the critics was that Wan has crafted a truly terrifying film, with masterful construction of the haunting scenes and some truly nasty spooks. Not only that, but the MPAA awarded The Conjuring an R rating, not because it has much in the way of gore, but because they simply considered it to be too scary for younger audiences to handle. This may well end up being the most frightening horror movie of the year, in which case you may want to believe that the whole thing is purely fictional.

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The Conjuring is out in theaters on July 19, 2013.

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  1. I haven’t seen the movie yet. I am far too scared to do so. Why? The officially released trailer had me asking my mom to accompany me to the toilet when I had to take a leak after watching it — for two straight days!

    I will eventually watch the movie. Most likely online, in broad daylight, in a crowded, internet cafe…

    • Rachel the movie is a lot like paranormal.

      • This movie is NOTHING LIKE Paranormal Activity. NOTHING. Either you haven’t seen The Conjuring or you’re guessing. For the first time in years, this movie gives you something to BE afraid of.

  2. Well, after having seen the film..I can say that it’s nothing like Paranormal Activity. Much scarier, and a much better film. Have you actually seen it Christin?

  3. scary i watch all horror movies by myself nd i watched this one last nite it was the scariest movie I’ve seen

  4. I saw the movie and really like it amongst the many horror movies /pictures i’ve seen…this is the
    first horror movie i’ve gone up to the end. Usually i don’t finished a horror movie b4 bcos of a lousy story and all.

  5. This movie is the scariest movie I have seen because of the content. From the start to the end my nerves were on the edge! Almost peed my pants from being so very scared! Never screamed so loud in my life waiting to see what would happen next! And to know that this happened and DOES happen in this life! Will be buying this movie when it comes out on DVD!

  6. The conjuring is the scariest movie to be seen by far and you are insane to say likewise… Also for thosr of you who say its kind oF like paranormal… well apparently you have not seen it yet…

  7. It is very scary… its all about exorsisim. Very creepy. I didnt understand the doll. What did the doll have to do with anything? Oh well still good and very horrifying. I have watched the movie mama and said it was the scariest movie ive seen but I think the conjuring toped it..

    • @annie cullin….

      The Conjuring Doll (featured in the movie)
      The doll shown in the movie was based on a separate case from 1970 that paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren handled, the case of the Annabelle doll. Warrens.net explains the case:

      “A nursing student named Donna received the Raggedy Ann Doll from her mother as a birthday present. Shortly thereafter, Donna and her roommate Angie began to notice that the doll would switch positions and move around their apartment on its own. Donna and Angie then began to notice childlike messages that had been scribbled onto parchment paper, which they concluded must have come from the doll. Things escalated when their friend Lou, who had been staying with them, claimed that the doll tried to strangle him during the night. On another occasion, Lou believed that the possessed Annabelle doll was responsible for bloody claw-like scratches that mysteriously appeared across his chest when he went to investigate a noise coming from Donna’s room.

      In an attempt to rectify the situation, a séance was held. The medium informed them that the doll was possessed by a young girl named Annabelle, who had resided on the property before the apartments were built. When she was just seven-years-old, Annabelle’s lifeless body was found in a field where the apartments now stood.

      Ed and Lorraine Warren eventually came to investigate after being informed of the doll through a priest that Donna had contacted. At the recommendation of the Warrens, an exorcism of the apartment was performed, and at Donna’s request, the Warrens took the Annabelle doll into their possession where it still remains today.”

  8. I kant slip i kant slip its a cool movie

  9. The Conjuring is more-so based on the Warren’s and what they did, not direstly the Perron family :)

  10. I agree with u I,went with my daughter to the movies,and I couldn’t sleep for 2 days ,this is the scariest movie,I ever watch.

  11. Great story want second 1

  12. I have watched the movie there were like 3 big screams-the cinemas are better to watch it at………..under 13-16 will “die” screaming …….my ten yr old daughter watched and had nightmares for weeks

  13. it’s the most scariest movie i have seen before in my life i think that i will not be able to sleep tonight