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Los Angeles Film Fest 2013: James Wan's 'The Conjuring' to debut

Filmmaker James Wan's ("Saw," "Insidious") latest scare fest, "The Conjuring," will have its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Regal Cinema at L.A. Live on June 21.

The film will be shown at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Both screenings will follow with a Q&A with Wan.

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Based on a true story, "The Conjuring" revolves around married world-renowned paranormal investigators who are summoned to help a family terrorized by a dark force in a secluded farmhouse.

Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor star in the New Line Cinema film, which will be released July 19 by Warner Bros.

"Taking inspiration from the case files of two real life ghost hunters, James Wan has crafted a thriller that will definitely get under the audiences' skin," said festival associate director Doug Jones in a statement. "Creating an atmosphere of dread, one unsettling event at a time, Wan ratchets up the tension until it's nearly unbearable and delightfully scary."

The Los Angeles Times is the presenting media sponsor for the festival.

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