Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as real-life paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, James Wan’s supernatural thriller ‘The Conjuring’ is based on the true events of a family who claimed they were terrorised by evil spirits in their new home in Rhode Island.
It premiered in Los Angeles. Joey King, who played one of the children, said: “I was never scared filming it. I shook it off at the end of the day, but when I watch the movie, because I’ve seen it, it was so terrifying. Like everyone’s asked me ‘On a scale of 1 to 10 how scary is this movie?’ I’m like ‘It’s a 20,000 okay?’ It’s amazing. Like oh my god I started crying in the theatre. Shh, don’t tell anyone.”
Her co-star Patrick Wilson said: “I’ve never had the sort of experience of – that’s a ghost standing right in front of me, ‘How do you do, sir?’, you know, but I’ve had enough weird experiences and I believe there some other forces at play anyway – whether it’s fate or coincidence or whatever.”
Vera Farmiga explained how she dealt with the spooky subject matter: “I don’t like feeling dread. I don’t like feeling fear. So I find coping, just pushing it away… I think we have the power within us. We can either bring it on or push it away.”
‘The Conjuring’, also known as ‘The Warren Files’, opens in the UK at the beginning of August.