“The Conjuring,” James Wan’s follow-up to his popular and critically acclaimed “Insidious,” was all set to become another throwaway, early year horror movie until a sizzle reel at New York Comic-Con drove the audience crazy. The ecstatic reaction prompted Warner Bros to push the film back to the more lucrative summer season, and now the first trailer gives us an idea why.
The trailer is unusual in that it focused on two sequences, closely tied together, instead of showing bits and pieces from the entire movie. The result is an unsettling slow burn that pays off with a great scare and you handing over your money to go see “The Conjuring.”
Check out the full trailer and a plot synopsis after the jump!
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville, The Conjuring tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called 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 horrifying case of their lives.
“The Conjuring” opens on July 19.
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