Sunday, March 31, 2013
MPAA Says "The Conjuring" is Too Scary
From worstpreviews, Warner Bros has been a huge supporter of James Wan's latest horror, "The Conjuring," especially after early test screenings resulted in some of the most positive reviews the studio has ever seen. The reason for the positive reviews: people said that "The Conjuring" is an incredibly frightening experience.
The studio immediately moved thefilmfrom its February release to the summer (July 13th). And now comes word that MPAA gave "The Conjuring" an R-rating, for no other reason than it's scary. "When we sent it [to MPAA], they gave us the R-rating," said producer Walter Hamada. "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 is incredibly grateful that Warner Bros is keeping the summer release date, despite the 'R' rating. "It's a testament to the studio for not f*cking with thefilm," he said. "It works and they are sticking to it and I'm very thankful for that."