Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Conjuring ~ Getting Ready

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I am looking for a film that scares the living daylights out of me. Something that leaves me shaking after the lights come up, is "The Conjuring" the film that will do that for audiences. "Insidious" came close, but will director James Wan's second horror film with a paranormal theme be the one to do the trick? 

In this day and age, fans of the horror genre have come to find the concepts, the jump scares, the blood, the violence, the gore, and the scary creature/monster/villain, not so scary. Are we just jaded? The director of horror goes through great pains the set the mood, adjust the music just right to create the atmosphere of dread, and build the tension. What ends up as the climatic moment draws nigh, is that we end up with CGI creature that just doesn't quite cut it. What we are left with is a film with lots of great suspense but ultimately we are left wanting.

Here is the official synopsis of Warner Bros. new horror film "The Conjuring."

"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."
I have to warn you, this is another "based on a true story" but don't let that fool you. It doesn't matter if you believe that 

The first trailer sets up the film as a story about paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine  Warren enter the Perron's household in an attempt to seek out the entity or entities lurking within.

The film takes place int the 1970's and centers on the Perron family. Ron Livingstone ("The Odd Life of Timothy Green") and Lili Taylor ("The Haunting"), are Roger and Carolyn Perron, they have four girls; Cynthia, Christine, Nancy, April, and Andrea. All seems happy (as usual) as they move into their new farmhouse in this trailer below. With the Zombies playing in the background "Time of the Season" the joy of a mother (Taylor) playing hide and seek quickly dissolves as the presence makes itself known to the family. Check out the chilling trailer below.

Composer Joseph Bishara, creates the creepy, dread-filled atmospheric environment for  "The Conjuring" just as he has done for both 2010's "Insidious," and "Dark Skies," from earlier this year. Bishara, not only creates and tension riddled score, but also served as the evil spirit for both "Insidious," and "The Conjuring." Bathsheba (Bishara, a witch whose pact with the Devil has gone seriously awry hangs herself on a tree on the property long before the Perron family moved in...

In James Wan's new film horror veterans. Vera Farmiga from "The Orphan," "Joshua" and television's "Bates Motel," Patrick Wilson ("Insidious") take on the challenge of being paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren who are called in to investigate and help out the Perron family. Director James Wan, typically works with writer Leigh Whannell, who is responsible for the first three "Saw" films, and "Dead Silence," which was also directed by Wan, and of course, "Insidious." Whannell will be back for "Insidious: Chapter 2" as both writer and in the part of Specs.

Release date for "The Conjuring" is July 19th 2013 in the US


Movie Data

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Year:  2013
Staring: Joey King, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston
Director: James Wan
Producer(s): Rob Cowan, Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran
Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes
Rating: R
Running Time: 105 minutes
Release Date: 9/13/2013
All images are courtesy of Film District

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