Long before the book The Amityville Horror: A True Story (published in 1977), about the real life-paranormal experiences of the Lutz family and 10 subsequent movies based on their nightmare stay in the haunted house, there was Harrisville.
Based on a true life story, new film The Conjuring examines the horror of Harrisville and follows the tale of world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren, whose services were called upon to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse in the seemingly peaceful countryside near Harrisville, Rhode Island.
Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron bought the house in 1970 and moved in with their five daughters. However, the family soon finds themselves directly in the path of extreme, yet indefinable, danger.
Ster-Kinekor has joined forces with national radio station 5FM to present special free screenings of The Conjuring to 5FM listeners countrywide. Reported to be one of the scariest movies ever produced, the only way to experience the extent of the scariness and horror of this film is on the big cinema screen.
The free screenings take place on Thursday 19 September from 19h30 at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas: Sandton City, hosted by 5FM presenter Gareth Cliff, Sterland in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban and Cavendish Square in Cape Town.
To reserve seats for one of these free screenings, visit Cliff’s Facebook page from Monday 16 September on https://www.facebook.com/GarethCliffOfficial.
The film is directed by horror mastermind James Wan (Saw, Insidious) from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping). Wan recounted what he experienced in making the film: “Most people will, at some point, relate that they know someone who has, or that they themselves have, experienced something paranormal.
“With my other films, it was comforting to tell myself these things weren’t real, I’d just made them up… but for The Conjuring I didn’t have that luxury.’
Click on the below links to view these two video clips and catch a taste of the movie:
The screenings start promptly at 20h00 and the film’s running time is 1hour and 46 minutes. It carries a 16VH classification. The movie releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationwide on Friday 20 September.
For bookings and information about Ster-Kinekor visit the website at www.sterkinekor.com.