The Conjuring unveils a teaser trailer: watch now

A teaser trailer for The Conjuring has been released, and in keeping with director James Wan’s previous films, there’s plenty to threaten the state of your underpants.

Appropriately for a teaser, the footage doesn’t give too much of the film’s plot away, but hints at the spookening that’ll set the film’s events in motion.

Lili Taylor heads up the ‘based on a true story’ tale, as a mother terrorised by something demonic in her New England farmhouse. As you can witness below in the teaser, there’s some distinctly sinister goings-on, erm, going on, as a friendly game of ‘hide and seek’ soon turns sour.

Check out the trailer below:

The Conjuring also stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as a paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (who in real life examined cases such as the Amityville Horror).

Some teaser poster art, and a bunch of film stills, have also found their way online, and you can check ‘em out below:

Directed by James Wan ( Saw , Insidious ), The Conjuring opens in the UK on 19 July 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.