Watch: First Trailer For 'The Conjuring' The Latest Loud Noises Horror From The Guy Behind 'Insidious' & 'Saw'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 27, 2013 4:27 PM
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While everyone likes to complain about them, the bottom line is audiences love loud noises horror movies. You know, the ones where cameras linger on empty rooms or closets in dead silence only for something to bump in the night. Hell, the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has milked that conceit for four movies to the tune of over $350 million domestic, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions more raked in overseas. And "Saw" creator James Wan knows how to do loud noises really well. "Insidious" was a surprise sensation making nearly $100 million worldwide on a paltry $1.5 million budget and now he's aiming for summer money.

His latest, "The Conjuring," may star Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, but the first trailer is all Lili Taylor, who wonders around a pretty rundown house following some weird sounds only to run into some scary shit in the basement. Obviously. Why people in movies still go into dark creepy cellars is beyond us, but ticketbuyers don't seem to care. The actual plot follows a married couple who just so happen to be demonologists, and they enter the most terrifying case of their career when they tangle with spirits at a Rhode Island farmhouse. And it's based on a true story! (lol, whatever)

Anyway, this will arrive on July 19th, suggesting Warner Bros. believes this one is gonna be huge, and we'll say this: the title font is pretty cool. And if you can't get enough Wan-inspired loud noises horror, "Insidious 2" drops in August. Watch below. [FilmDrunk]

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  • Alan B | February 28, 2013 1:55 AMReply

    "The actual plot follows a married couple who just so happen to be demonologists." I don't know, but maybe these two characters met because they were in the same field? It's like being shocked that your local GP is also married to a doctor. What a coincidence! No, people gravitate towards those who share the same interests, and sometimes that means you fall for someone in the same profession. Worse still, Kevin, you've forced me to defend Wan because your criticism is more ridiculous than one of his films. Thanks, buddy!

  • G | February 27, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    Loud noises horror? The atmosphere and tension in the trailer is wonderful. I'll give you the final bit with the clap and thunder being something of a "jump scare," but this is certainly shaping up to be the strongest mainstream horror effort of the year.

    The whole true story stamp relates to Farmiga and Wilson playing real life paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, with the narrative drawing from a case they conducted in 1973.

  • THE GREAT DEFENDER | February 27, 2013 6:33 PMReply

    Once again, the Playlist proves it has no understanding of horror films period. This site has very little sense of humor to begin with, so why would they enjoy one of the more ridiculous, enjoyable (and profitable) genres around? FUCK THEM. PAY ME!

  • Voland | February 27, 2013 5:16 PMReply

    Insidious was a very well done, fine horror movie. If "only loud loises" is all you've seen, you shouldn't write about horror movies in the first place. You don't have to decorate every single article with "smart, hip, edgy" remarks. A simple link for the trailer would have been enough. Even though it may be hard to restrain yourself more often, you should at least try it once in a while.

  • Boo | February 27, 2013 7:24 PM

    The minute Lena Dunham makes some terrible, Brooklyn set slog of a horror film about entitled kids in their mid-twenties you know ThePlaylist will forgive that film for all it's faults cause she's "so incredible"

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