Attention: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. All winners have been notified. Thanks for your interest in The Conjuring.——————————————————————————————————————————
We may have missed talking about The Conjuring back when James Wan’s well-received horror gem enjoyed its theatrical run, but that’s not going to stop us from giving away a copy of the film on Blu-Ray following its release on home video last week. After all, it’s October! This is the perfect time of year to hunker down in front of your TV and willfully spook the daylights out of yourself (and your friends), so consider us your Halloween fright enablers with this contest.
The Conjuring is based on the true exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the same husband-and-wife paranormal investigative team responsible for inspecting the real-life Amityville Horror house in 1976. Wan’s film actually takes place five years prior to those events; here, the Warrens travel to Rhode Island to assist a family being harried by malevolent spirits.
At present, the movie remains on the short list of “scariest movie of 2013”, so there are really only two things you need to know: how to enter, and how to win.
Good news: it’s simple. Take a look at the five Conjuring facts below – and play around with the animated .GIFs while you’re at it – and then copy-paste your favorite into the comments section below, along with your favorite haunted house movie of all time. We’ll pick the winner at random, and then you’ll on your way to owning a copy of the film for yourself!
1) The Conjuring is directed by the acclaimed James Wan, the Australian-born director of the fright-fests Insidious and the Saw series. His Twitter handle is @CreepyPuppet. Say no more.
2) The Conjuring has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA. Not because of blood, gore, or violence, but simply because it’s just so scary from start to finish!
3) The Conjuring’s cast and crew experienced creepy events during filming. Scratches appeared out of nowhere on Vera Farmiga’s computer soon after she agreed to act in the movie, the crew were routinely woken by something in the “witching hour” between 3 and 4AM, and the real-life Carolyn Perron fell and broke her hip while visiting the set.
4) The Rhode Island farmhouse where The Conjuring is set once belonged to an accused witch, Bathsheba, who tried to sacrifice her children to the devil and killed herself in 1863.
5) Hold your applause! The Conjuring will make you terrified to clap! Whether it’s playing a traditional game of hide-and-seek by following the clapping sounds like the mother and daughter in the movie, or being terrorized by ghostly claps in different rooms of the haunted farmhouse, these claps throughout the movie will give you the creeps!
Take note, though: the contest ends November 7th, so make your entries as soon as possible!