: July 19
Loosely based on a case investigated by real-life ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, this latest horror effort from "Saw" and "Insidious" director James Wan was so enthusiastically received by test screening audiences that Warner Bros. decided to give it a big summer release. The summer season isn't traditionally a great time for horror, but sleeper exceptions like "The Sixth Sense" prove an audience can be found. Starring recent "Girls" guest star Patrick Wilson and "Bates Motel" standout Vera Farmiga, "The Conjuring" looks like the one thing every horror movie wants to be: genuinely scary.
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it