Happy Halloween, haunters!
We began with a teaser, and we go out the same way…
To be completely honest, I thought James Wan’s 2004 debut, Saw was a turgid piece of shit. A semi-interesting central premise rendered incoherent by bad staging and awful performances.
That said, in 9 years, I can hope that Wan would grow and learn as a director.
All reports say that he has and that 2013’s The Conjuring is a legitimately terrifying movie.
Wan has gathered a terrific cast- Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston (blink and you miss him in the teaser trailer)- but it is Lili Taylor whose presence adds an extra level to the brilliantly edited teaser trailer above.
It is a terrific teaser too- self-contained, doesn’t need to give us anymore plot than the snippet of scenes we get.
The last beat gives me goosebumps. And what better day of the year to celebrate a shiver?