Vera and The Conjuring
Check out Vera Farmiga arriving in Vancouver to begin production on the second season of Bates Motel. Her new film The Conjuring opens this weekend. It’s currently sitting at 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I was at The Conjuring junket for etalk a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco. It was combined with the junket for Pacific Rim. And even though Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam were tempting, originally I didn’t want to go. Horror movies are not my jam. In fact, I avoid them. But due to scheduling, no one else could make it. So I did. And it was the WORST. By worst I mean so f-cking terrifying, I had to call my mommy after and sleep with the lights on all night. Also, I voodooed my hotel room with some anti-haunting tips the Chinese Squawking Chicken taught me years ago.
The Conjuring is based on a true story. That’s the first problem – knowing this sh-t actually happened. Farmiga plays Lorraine Warren, the medium whose story is told in the film. Warren was part of the junket. I interviewed her. She kept saying to me, “I worry about the people who haven’t been blessed! They need to be blessed! Blessed! Blessed!” By the end of it, I was convinced that she was convinced that I’d been possessed. It was the most frightening unsettling experience. I still feel cold.
So my point is, if you like scary movies, this is your movie. I’m not posting the trailer. Go look for it yourself.