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Trailer: The Conjuring

The ConjuringIf you’re creepy and you know it, clap your hands…

You’ll know what I mean after taking a peek at the brand new trailer for The Conjuring, a supernatural thriller directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw). Set in the 70′s and based on true events, a family encounters an unfriendly demonic entity in their “charming” and secluded New England farmhouse.

Terrified parents Ron Livingston (Office Space) and Lili Taylor (The Haunting), seek the advice of a husband/wife team of paranormal investigators, played by Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (Source Code). They may be world renowned experts, but they’re still not prepared for the house’s overwhelming evilness. These characters are based on real life demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren, and the story is pulled from one of their actual case files… so I guess I’m glad I don’t live in a “charming” old farmhouse.

DP John R. Leonetti, who also teamed up with Wan on Insidious and Dead Silence, works his cinematography magic on us, and the creative team at Pixel Magic (Beautiful Creatures, Gangster Squad) provides the supernatural visual effects. Just be warned, sound mixer Carl Rudisill (The Hunger Games) and boom op Chris Main (The Hunger Games) might make you jump once or twice.

Even if you’re not a ghost story geek, the trailer is definitely worth a watch. It sets the stage and peaks your interest while staying 100% spoiler free. It feels a little like a standalone short film – a creepy prequel (Creepquel?) of what’s to come. You can catch the film in theaters this summer: July 19, 2013.

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