The Conjuring 2

July 9th, 2016


The Conjuring 2

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 8.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: James Wan

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Lauren Esposito, Benjamin Haigh, Patrick McAuley, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, Bob Adrian, Robin Atkin Downes, Bonnie Aarons, Javier Botet, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Patrick Wilson - Ed Warren
Vera Farmiga - Lorraine Warren
Madison Wolfe - Janet Hodgson
Frances O'Connor - Peggy Hodgson
Lauren Esposito - Margaret Hodgson
Benjamin Haigh - Billy Hodgson
Patrick McAuley - Johnny Hodgson
Simon McBurney - Maurice Grosse
Maria Doyle Kennedy - Peggy Nottingham
Simon Delaney - Vic Nottingham
Franka Potente - Anita Gregory
Bob Adrian - Bill Wilkins
Robin Atkin Downes - Demon Voice (voice)
Bonnie Aarons - Demon Nun
Javier Botet - Crooked Man

Taglines: The next true story from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

Loosely based upon the Warrens' investigation of the "Enfield poltergeist". That incident drew multiple different teams of investigators, and Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair's investigation was fictionalized as The Enfield Haunting (2015). See more »


User Review


Rating: 8/10

The Conjuring 2 doesn't waste time in bringing the scares in. By that, I mean you're pretty much in the thick of it within three minutes or so, being given some background (via another very notorious haunting incident) for what is to follow.

The Warrens are sent on behalf of the church to investigate some paranormal activity which is whipping up a media storm in Enfield, England and, as per the first movie, they go and attempt to work their magic on the situation. As per the first movie, a family is being haunted and they fear for their sanity and lives. There are a few new twists this time round, so all does not play out as before - but it's not a complete departure from the format, which might have made it a bit more gripping in places.

James Wan's trademark visual style is repeated in this movie - his bag of tricks sometimes yielding a sense of deja vu but generally working like a charm. When it's intended to scare, it really does. The scares come a bit more frequently than in the first movie and do manage to build a lot of tension, even if you've seen the original, so well done to Wan for that.

What's really enjoyable about this movie, is its nostalgic recreation of 70s England. Wan has really done a great job of this, which is surprising given that he's not from there. Also, the central support role of Janet Hodgson is pretty crucial to empathising with the Enfield family and Madison Wolfe gives a solid performance.

It's arguable this one is as strong as the first. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed part one, or indeed likes movies of a haunting or possession theme.

Stick around for the credits - the music is seriously unsettling!


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