How 'The Conjuring' Propelled Director James Wan From Torture Porn to Vin Diesel

When New Line Cinema first submitted James Wan's "The Conjuring" to the Motion Picture Assn. of America, executives expected the film would receive a PG-13 rating. It didn't have the excessive gore of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" or the blunt nudity of "Wild Things" -- just old-fashioned creaks and screams.

The ratings board slapped an R-rating on it anyway. When New Line asked what scenes it needed to excise to earn a PG-13, the board didn't have an answer.

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