By Clark Collis
Updated November 16, 2012 at 02:00 PM EST
Credit: Tony Barbera

You could construct a pants mountain from the items of clothing director James Wan scared off cinema audiences with 2004’s franchise-spawning Saw and last year’s smash hit, Insidious. And Wan is hoping to further burnish that track record of terror next summer when his new film, The Conjuring, hits cinemas on July 19.

In the ’70s-set movie, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor enlist paranormal investigators Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga when strange things start happening at their farmhouse. Like what? Like how about a dead boy appearing in the mirror of a music box.

The film is based on a true story and Wan tells EW he is a believer when it comes to the supernatural. Then again, he says, “I also believe in aliens and Santa Claus.” Wait, who doesn’t believe in Santa?

EW has scored two exclusive images from The Conjuring, which you can check out below.

Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC
Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

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