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Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

By Kyle Zeeman | Jun 11, 2016 |

It’s been three years since horror fans first had a taste of the truly frightening film, The Conjuring.

It’s been a long wait for fans of the series but their wait will soon be over with the release of the second film in the franchise, entitled The Conjuring: The Enfield Case, on June 10.

If the first film in the series, based on the 1971 Harrisville haunting case in Rhode Island, America; didn’t make you wet your pants, the sequel might soon do the job.

The Conjuring 2 tells the very scary tale of single mother Peggy Hodgson (Frances O’Connor) in Enfield, England who suddenly discovers that the council house she shares with her four children has been taken over by a poltergeist that is wreaking havoc in her home.

As stories of the haunting hit the local media, famed demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are called in to investigate.

Soon both the Warren family and the Hodgson family are caught up in a series of frightening events that threaten not only their homes but their very existence.

From rocking chairs to chained up rooms, the film creates several central objects that create an unpredictable outlet. Most of the real action seems to revolve around a small room that is everything you would expect from a chamber, from rows of crosses on the walls to jumbles of furniture - evidence of a dozen unseen incidents that paint a picture of terror and ongoing turmoil. It all creates an unseen mystique that is used for some of the most climatic scenes of the film.

More to come?

Talking to TMG Entertainment at a screening of the film in London, England recently, lead actor Patrick Wilson said that he was excited to return to the film series for a second time.

“Coming back to work with people you really love working with is always really enticing. With these kind of movies, you always have two stories you can tell simultaneously. You can continue with the relationship between Ed and Lorraine (actress Vera Farmiga) and the toll these cases have on their family and you can also investigate a new case with each film. If we get it right, which we have once, then it’s really ripe for a number of films,” he said.

He said that he prepared for the film by studying the life of Ed Warren through old footage, all the while trying to understand the situations and emotions Ed found himself in.

He revealed that many of the scenes which were shot for the film required a lot of planning and skill.

“Some of the dialogue where you have to speak Latin while trying to bring out a ghost, you can’t go halfway with that sort of stuff,” he said.