The Conjuring's New Trailer Is A Ghost Overdose

By Nick Venable 2013-04-02 13:22:06discussion comments
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James Wan’s The Conjuring finally gives horror fans a full, well-rounded trailer to send shivers up and down your spine. Admittedly, there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly new or exceedingly different about these shivers, but ever since making his harshly fantastic debut with Saw, Wan has injected an energetic giddiness into each of the films he’s made, and while tackling back-to-back haunted home horrors isn’t stretching his abilities, this trailer at least separates The Conjuring from Insidious, his previous film.

This trailer, courtesy of the film’s Facebook page, incorporates some of the elements we’ve seen before in the spooky blindfolded hide-and-seek trailer, and some of the bits that were shown at New York Comic Con and WonderCon, but delves more into the wraparound story that gives the film its “based on a true story” poetic license.

We get to see Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and wife Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) as they have their own ghostly moments inside the house that Lily Taylor’s character moves into and subsequently where she gets all of the shit scared out of her. The use of Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” is prevalent here as it was in an earlier clip, giving the trailer that post-hippie feel-good sensation, just before everything goes really, really wrong.

What makes this trailer just that much more interesting than every other poltergeist film trailer out there is that while it pours on the quick startling scares, it seems as if this film itself has got loads more freaky ass looking ghouls to freak viewers out with. I have a feeling Lorraine’s “the quality of my mental health is directly tied to how many ghosts are around me” is going to be trying on the patience as the film goes on, but this looks as exciting as any other non comedic, non-Evil Dead horror coming out in the next few months.

The Conjuring will be jolting theatergoers out of their seats on July 19, 2013.
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