‘The Conjuring’ is too scary for a PG-13 Rating

As if horror fans weren’t already really excited to see James Wan’s latest outing with The Conjuring, today the MPAA announced that they have given the horror film an R-rating simply for being too scary. Originally James Wan wanted to make the film PG-13 with the goal in mind to prove that filmmakers can still create a terrifying film with a PG-13 rating. Well it turns out that he didn’t meet his goal because the MPAA decided that his haunted house film which is based on a true story is just too intense for filmgoers.

Here’s what executive producer Walter Hamada had to say on the decision, “When we sent it into the board 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 also weighed in saying that the studio being the film was just fine with the rating — not asking to take out any scenes in order to drop the film down to a PG-13. He also said, “It’s a testament to the studio too for not [expletive] with the film. It works and they are sticking to it and I’m very thankful for that.”

This is some of the coolest news we’ve gotten out of a horror film in quite a while, but in all honestly, I’m not surprised. I remember a while back when they announced that the film was getting pushed from a fall release all the way too the summer because of how amazing of a reaction it got from the test screeners. Even just recently during a screening people left the theater in shock because of how scary the film is. Buckle up kids, this one is going to be a doozy!

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.



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13 thoughts on “‘The Conjuring’ is too scary for a PG-13 Rating

  1. That’s saying a lot considering The Ring – Mama – and Insidious all had PG-13 ratings! Can’t wait for this one! 🙂

      1. I know you don’t really write reviews on here, but I think you should write one this weekend after viewing Evil Dead! 🙂 So, we know your thoughts, and how you thought it was compared to the original, etc.

      2. You don’t have to go into much detail – you can keep it brief; maybe you can just post a still and let us know how it was compared to the original and how the effects/stunts were and give it a rating. Movie events like this don’t come around often, so you’ve got to write an entry and let us know what you think! 🙂

        You can just let us know what you thought, and request others to leave comments what they thought, as well – so it will be an interactive entry. I plan to go to the first showing on Friday late morning/early afternoon, so I will be glad to leave a comment with my thoughts as I am sure many others will, too. It will make for a fun weekend. 🙂

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