- Cast: Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Joey King, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Hayley McFarland, Sterling Jerins, Shanley Caswell, Joseph Bishara, Shannon Kook, Steve Coulter, John Brotherton, Kyla Deaver, Amy Tipton, Marion Guyot, Morganna Bridgers, Nate Seman, Rose Bachtel, Christof Veillon, Zach Pappas, Desi Domo, Arnell Powell
- Director: James Wan
- Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
- Producers: Rob Cowan, Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran
- Art Direction: Geoffrey S. Grimsman
- Castings: Craig Fincannon, Lisa Mae Fincannon, Kellie Gesell, Anne McCarthy
- Costume Design: Kristin M. Burke
- D.O.P.: John R. Leonetti
- Editor: Kirk M. Morri
- Makeup: Eleanor Sabaduquia
- Music: Joseph Bishara
- Production Design: Julie Berghoff
- Set Decoration: Sophie Neudorfer
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA
- MPAA Warning: Sequences of disturbing violence and terror
- Production Budget: $13 million
- Production Companies: Evergreen Media Group, New Line Cinema, The Safran Company
- Production Schedule: 22 February 2012 - April 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Australian director James Wan has two of the most profitable and acclaimed horror films of the past decade on his resume - "Saw" and "Insidious". Many wonder if he will add a third with this supposed true story tale of a married couple who are both demonologists. The pair are called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse. The case becomes the most terrifying of their lives as they confront a powerful and evil entity.
Wan has re-assembled much of the crew behind "Insidious" for this spooky tale with the fact that it's also something of a biopic adding a bit of weight to all the supernatural shenanigans that take place. The casting is superb, the combining of Farmiga and Wilson a stroke of genius, while the various smaller roles are filled out with solid supporting talent.
An apparent test screening a few months ago scored good notices for its atmosphere and stronger than anticipated story, though the ending reportedly had one or two issues. The same thing happened with "Insidious" however and that turned out just fine. New Line certainly has faith in it with a release set for one of the highest profile non-holiday weekends of the Summer."