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.