When a rural family of seven (headed by Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) begin to suspect that they are not alone on their farmstead, they hire world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) to check out their secluded farmhouse. The Warrens may be seasoned ghost hunters, but they soon realize that they are in over their heads. As supernatural activity around the home becomes increasingly violent and ominous, the couple must fight for their lives in order to destroy the most terrifying evil they have ever encountered.
Part ghost story and part 1970s New England biopic, The Conjuring is director James Wan’s latest horror offering, following Insidious and Saw. “I put the things that scare me up on screen,” says Wan, “and that’s kind of like my therapy.” The film is based on the true story of the Perron family, who hired the Warrens to cleanse the evil spirits that had been haunting their home. But what can two people do against such powerful forces?
Written by Chad and Carey W. Hayes and directed by James Wan, The Conjuring will be released into theaters on July 19, 2013. This Warner Bros. Pictures horror/thriller also stars Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins.