WONDERCON 2013: MPAA says James Wan’s THE CONJURING is “Just Too Scary”.

As we wondered the halls of Wondercon this year we stumbled upon the Warner Bros. Panel and low and behold the first panel was talking about the upcoming paranormal romp from James Wan, The Conjuring. We have a rundown of what we saw and also what the MPAA had to say about the film below.

During the panel for James Wan’s The Conjuring, Wan revealed to the crowd in attendance that he shot the film to get a PG-13 rating; however, upon screening it for the MPAA, they slapped the movie with an R rating anyway because they deemed it too scary. Those lil wussies!

Two clips were also shown at the event, the first of which is basically what you guys saw in the trailer that’s been around for a couple of weeks.(Which you can see HERE) The second, however, has to do with the sisters sleeping when one suddenly gets yanked awake in bed by her feet. After looking under the bed to make sure no one is there, from under the bed she sees the door on the opposite side of the room slowly closing. From there she wakes up her sister and tells her that there’s something in the room watching them. The door then slams shut, and the room goes dark. Understandably, those in attendance lost their minds.

Wan was joined on stage by paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren and Cindy and Andrea Perron, whose experiences with the unknown are the basis for the film.

They had a nice discussion about the different aspects of the film and what fans could expect. Let’s just say, if you love paranormal type flicks, The Conjuring is gouing to be a must see.

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story described in the book House of Darkness, House of Light: The True Story by Andrea Perron, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon 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 terrifying case of their lives.

From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Conjuring stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel,” Orphan) and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Insidious) as the Warrens and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (Public Enemies) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house.

Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Shanley Caswell (Detention), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (upcoming World War Z) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.

James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping). The film is produced by Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund, and Rob Cowan with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers. Reuniting with the director are members of his Insidious creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri, and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his Saw production designer, Julie Berghoff. The music is composed by Joseph Bishara.

New Line Cinema presents an Evergreen Media Group/Safran Company Production of a James Wan Film: The Conjuring. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

We really do hope the MPAA was right and this film is “just too scary”. There is of course only one way to find out.

The film opens in the US and the UK on July 19, 2013.


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  1 comment for “WONDERCON 2013: MPAA says James Wan’s THE CONJURING is “Just Too Scary”.

  1. June 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    It is based on an actual case that took place in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1973, in which Ed & Lorraine Warren worked in conjunction with an organization based out of Rhode Island College called Parapsychology Investigation and Research Organization (P.I.R.O.).

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