Set for release on July 19, James Wan's horror film, The Conjuring, is based on true events that happened to the Perron Family in 1970. The extended trailer, released as a WonderCon exclusive, was some of the most terrifying previews I have ever seen. The eldest daughter, Andrea Perron is writing a series of books about the experiences, some of which are in featured in the film. The first two volumes of House of Darkness, House of Light are out in bookstores now.
The Conjuring is based on “true events” from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, famous paranormal psychologists. Out of all of the cases they had over the years, out of respect to the Perron family, they kept this one under wraps, and they claim this case is the most terrifying of their career.
The Conjuring is also Perron family approved, from their presence at the panel on Saturday. Andrea Perron said that they “believed in James (Wan’s) directorial gift” and that he was able to capture “a realistic portrayal of the family's love for one another,” which is why The Conjuring seems a bit more frightening than your typical horror movie. It’s a story about a family, just like yours and mine.
Lorraine Warren is played by Vera Farmiga and Ed Warren by Patrick Wilson.
The Conjuring hits theaters on July 19. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.