Wednesday, June 22, 2011

James Wan To Make THE CONJURING?

Ain't It Cool News and Variety

Nordling here.

I liked INSIDIOUS quite a bit, even if it didn't quite stick the landing.  Up until the last 20 minutes or so, INSIDIOUS was a really effective haunted story.  But once they go into the Further, INSIDIOUS slams facefirst into the film's low budget, and it never quite recovers (although the very end is pretty creepy).  But Leigh Whannell and James Wan, for the budget, delivered a film that has more scares that work than a film that cost 10 times that.  Considering the profit that INSIDIOUS made, there was no doubt that Wan would return to the genre, and now it looks like Wan will be making another supernatural horror film, called THE CONJURING, according to Variety

THE CONJURING will be loosely based on true events that happened to the Perron family in Rhode Island.  Andrea Parron wrote a book about the incidents, called HOUSE OF DARKNESS, HOUSE OF LIGHT.  Parron describes their property as being haunted by a variety of spirits, including one particular malevolent entity named Bathsheba that terrorized her mother.  Some of the spirits were friendly, some were not, and the Parron family endured both for 10 years before leaving the area.  I'm a skeptic when it comes to this stuff, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying a good ghost story, and if Wan is making this I'd bet he'll bring a lot of scares and fun to this one.

Nordling, out.

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