Synopsis: A family encounters spirits living among them in their New England farmhouse.
Release Date: July 19, 2013
Thoughts: It’s so easy to put a shine on a dull coin so I always take movie posters and previews with a grain of salt. Even a trailer for the worst movie can be edited to look like an Oscar contender while true award-worthy material can be hidden by a so-so preview. Even knowing this, I have to say that the recently released poster and trailer for the summer scare-a-thon The Conjuring gives me high hopes. It’s directed by James Wan who was behind the camera for Saw, the strangely underrated Dead Silence, and Insidious…even if those films weren’t quite your cup of tea I’d argue that they had more style/cinematic flair than many of the films in its genre. Another bonus is the cast – Lili Taylor and Vera Farmiga are two of the more interesting actresses in Hollywood so when you add Ron Livingston and Patrick Wilson to the mix you have a quirky quartet that might just work.
Though the trailer may seem to give away a nifty scare for free I’ll be waiting patiently until July to see what thrills this team can conjure up for us.