There were few recent films that were genuinely able to capture the essence of fright and scares like James Wan‘s The Conjuring. The director proved that jump scares weren’t necessary, and was able to build tension with precision. Now he’s back to follow that up with The Conjuring 2, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. However, the sequel will take them across the pond all the way to England where they will have to face what is described as England’s Amityville.
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The Conjuring is already a hard act to follow, and horror sequels aren’t as well received as their predecessors. Still, Wan seems to know what he is doing for the sequel as it still feels terrifying to watch. The film isn’t due out until later this summer, so there is no telling if it can replicate that same magical success that the first film found. But if it can, you can be sure that WB will want some more Conjuring in the future.
In the film a single mom and her family is terrorized by malicious spirits. Frances Oâ€™Connor (The Missing, A.I.) stars as Peggy Hodgson, the single mom; Madison Wolfe (Joy, Trumbo) and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, and Benjamin Haigh will play the Hodgson children. Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, Downton Abbey), Simon Delaney (Begin Again, Delivery Man), Franka Potente (The Bridge, American Horror Story: Asylum), and Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Theory Of Everything) also star.
The Conjuring 2 brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes with rewrites from David Leslie Johnson penned the script. The Conjuring 2 arrives in theaters on June 10, 2016.