First Trailer for THE CONJURING

I didn't see Dark Skies this past weekend, but I noticed it was heavily promoted as being from the producers of Insidious and Paranormal Activity. It is funny they mention these two as the last one I remember heavily touted as being from the producers of Paranormal and Saw was the wonderfully creepy Insidious. Director James Wan who crafted the original Saw film and 2011's best horror film, Insidious, has now returned to the genre with The Conjuring. Wan is a director I feel I can put a good degree of trust in when it comes to making a genuinely scary movie and if the trailer for The Conjuring is any indication it seems there is still no reason to doubt this. Based on the story of the Perron family who supposedly inhabited a haunted house in the 1970's Wan seems to have done what Ben Affleck did with Argo and is evoking the time period the film is set in by crafting the film in a way 70's horror was made and marketed. It is an interesting idea and though I don't know much more about the Perron case other than what has been provided in the synopsis I am anxious to find out more when the film hits theaters this summer. Apparently, the movie was originally scheduled to open this past January but after extremely positive responses from several test screenings Warner Bros. decided they might have a real hit on their hands and have placed the film up against Ryan Reynolds in both R.I.P.D and Turbo on July 19. The film stars Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston as the Perrons, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as psychic investigators and a supporting cast of Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, and Shanley Caswell. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer.

 
Synopsis: 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.