With a summer full of sequels, one of the most awaited ones was the follow up to the bone chilling 2013 horror movie, The Conjuring. And when the predecessor was as amazing a movie as The Conjuring, the expectations for the sequel are always high and often times the sequel fails to meet those expectations.
But The Conjuring 2 was a good surprise, even though some critics have mentioned that the possessed girl story is a bit cliché and that The Conjuring 2 was just a blander version of the “The Exorcist”.
With Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga
With Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (A&E’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (“Insidious” series, “Bone Tomahawk”) reprising their roles as real life paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren, Conjuring 2 was everything fans expected from the sequel to one of the best horror movies of our times. With none of the cheap pornographic elements and cheap chills that other horror movies have to offer, The Conjuring was one of the horror movies that scared whole families, and The Conjuring 2 was no different. Director James Wan recreates his original masterpiece with more ambition and gives fans the scares that they had been looking forward to.
The Conjuring 2
Based on one of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s real life cases, The Conjuring 2 takes the paranormal investigator duo to Enfield, England in the summer of 1977, featuring England’s version of the American Amityville haunting. In small house a troubled family is being tormented seemingly by the ghost of the previous tenant. But there is more to it than the researchers originally believe. The paranormal investigator couple is tasked by the church to observe the Hodgson family and report if the case is actually a real haunting or merely a hoax to gain media attention.
The movie starts off in Amityville with Lorraine Warren’s visions of a demon, which looks like Marilyn Manson dressed up as a nun, who shows Lorraine visions of Ed’s horrific death. The movie then moves to Enfield, England where the Hodgson’s middle child is being tormented and isolated by the ghost that inhabits their house.
Director James Wan brings back the horror charisma of the first movie, and gives fans the scares they had wanted with genuine got-you moments and scenes that make your spine tingle. The demon, later found out to be named Valak, is the scariest parts of the movie especially in a scene early on in the movie where Lorraine encounters him in Ed’s study.
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“The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist” as the movie is actually called was one of the best horror movies and also one of the best movies on the summer ’16 line up. It was good on the horror part without being the usual gore-fest that horror movies are typically turned into. With the story being as it was, there are chances that there will be a “Conjuring 3” – and hopefully it will be even scarier than both its predecessors.