The new horror film from Insidious and Saw director James Wan now has a release date. Previously, it was known as The Conjuring and then it was referred to as The Warren Files. The release date is once again listed under the name “The Conjuring”, but the title could change. Either way, Warner Bros. has set a release date of January 25th, 2013.
The story is is inspired by supposedly real events that happened to the Perron family, who claimed they “lived among the dead in the 1970s as spirits both friendly and sinister inhabited their Rhode Island farmhouse.” The movie stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor.
If you’re interested in more plot details, here is the synopsis from House of Darkness House of Light, written by Andrea Perron:
Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future.
This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers.
During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.