‘The Conjuring’ Director Explains What Makes A Good Scary Movie

What is it that makes James Wan’s recent string of horror hits, including both “Insidious” movie and “The Conjuring” (which hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow), so scary?

In this exclusive featurette from the home video release, Wan explains that it’s his emphasis on a solid sound design that makes his horror movies work like they did in the good old days.

And he’s right. Just take a look at the first trailer for “The Conjuring,” and it’s clear that this guy has a grasp on what makes something simple, yet scary. We’re still terrified any time someone claps around us.

Things have been hard since we saw “The Conjuring.”

“The Conjuring” hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 22.