“Saw” and “Insidious” filmmaker James Wan’s work as a director has continually grown more impressive with each outing, so there is a lot of anticipation for his upcoming supernatural spook tale “The Conjuring”.
Warner Bros. Pictures has been very happy with the film, especially after reports from early test screenings yielded extraordinarily positive reviews. As a result, the studio pushed the film from February to a much higher profile mid-Summer bow on July 13th.
Now, the MPAA has reportedly given the film an R-rating. However, the rating isn’t for gore – or a specific scene, but rather overall creepiness.
Producer Walter Hamada says “When we sent it [to MPAA], they gave us the R-rating. When we asked them why, they basically said, ‘It’s just so scary. [There are] no specific scenes or tone you could take out to get it PG-13.'”
Wan adds that: “It’s a testament to the studio for not f*cking with the film. It works and they are sticking to it and I’m very thankful for that.”
Source: Peli Blog.