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According to Deadline, While not being able to outdo its predecessor, The Conjuring 2 came remarkably close, as early reports actually had it tracking ahead of the first film. Warner Bros. and director James Wan will surely call this one a win, as most movie sequels that have not stared men in tights [Marvel movies] have had a hard time at this summer’s box office.
This will make it The Conjuring 2 third highest opening for a horror movie of all time behind 2009’s remake of Friday the 13th and the first entry in The Conjuring franchise.
In The Conjuring 2 the film starts off with the Lorraine and Ed Warren consulting the Amityville Home, the haunting that became a media spectacle followed by a book and horror film back in the 70s. After Lorraine and Ed Warren deal with an unforseen force Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) heeds to the warnings and wants to stop helping people dealing with the paranormal. Of course things don’t go the way she plans. Her husband Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine share a vision, which becomes a warning sign to stop.
Shortly after, he daughter sees the same evil, Lorraine is sure her visions will come true so she forbids Ed to take on any new cases. That is when the church calls asking them to go to London to help the Hodgson family, who are dealing with a haunting and a possession, best known as the Enfield Poltergeist. Back in the 70s the Hodgson family haunting was London’s Amityville Horror. We say move over The Exorcist, because The Conjuring 2 will scare you awake at night. The Conjuring 2 will also make you NEVER want a ouija board near your home or children.
Director James Wan knows how to take the sequel to The Conjuring to the next level and how to scare the living daylights out of audience goers. One thing everyone should realize is that this film is taken from real events that happened in Enfield, England.
Review written by Emilio