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What is it that makes James Wan's recent string of horror hits, including both "Insidious" movie and "The Conjuring" (which hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow), so scary?

In this exclusive featurette from the home video release, Wan explains that it's his emphasis on a solid sound design that makes his horror movies work like they did in the good old days.

And he's right. Just take a look at the first trailer for "The Conjuring," and it's clear that this guy has a grasp on what makes something simple, yet scary. We're still terrified any time someone claps around us.

Things have been hard since we saw "The Conjuring."

"The Conjuring" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 22.

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Conjuring

A full trailer for James Wan's "The Conjuring" has appeared online, fleshing out the story more and scaring the ever-loving poop out of us once again.

Also, Justing Long is "iSteve" in today's Dailies!

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After the first trailer for James Wan's supernatural horror flick, "The Conjuring," came out of nowhere and scared the crap out of anyone who saw it, a new poster for the film, which stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators, continues the movie's usage of smart, creepy imagery to sell itself.

It's refreshing to see a horror movie rely on simple, arresting pictures to get us interested. It's absolutely working.

Click past the jump to see the new poster for "The Conjuring."

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The Conjuring

"The Conjuring," James Wan's follow-up to his popular and critically acclaimed "Insidious," was all set to become another throwaway, early year horror movie until a sizzle reel at New York Comic-Con drove the audience crazy. The ecstatic reaction prompted Warner Bros to push the film back to the more lucrative summer season, and now the first trailer gives us an idea why.

The trailer is unusual in that it focused on two sequences, closely tied together, instead of showing bits and pieces from the entire movie. The result is an unsettling slow burn that pays off with a great scare and you handing over your money to go see "The Conjuring."

Check out the full trailer and a plot synopsis after the jump!

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Our intrepid reporters have been busy at the Sundance Film Festival, trekking through the snow to bring you the latest news in all things movies. (Suckers!) Meanwhile, the rest of us have been staying cozy at home, and getting ready for the awesome horror slate that 2012 seems to be promising.

Daniel Radcliffe's "The Woman in Black" has a new poster and TV spot to check out. Also, there are some new stills from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods" that have us anxious to see more from the friends-go-into-the-forest-and-possibly-never-come-back tale. But if you have the munchies for more horror bites, hit the jump, and get caught up with this week's news.

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