Conjuring 2: James Wan’s Supernatural Horror

Director: James Wan

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson

Release Date: June 10, 2016

Release Format: Theatrical

MPAA Rating: Not yet Rated

Horror Sub-Genre: Horror

Synopsis

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

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Trailer Summary

DecayMag.com James Wan The Conjuring 2 The trailer opens up with people sitting at a table, listening to a tape recorder. The voice that comes out of the tape recorder is very dark and disturbed. Much like a mad person. We can hear the voice of a normal person asking the disturbed person questions. A pastor is talking to Lorraine and Ed Warren about the recording. He tells them “the voice on this tape is coming from an 11-year-old girl”. This is quite a disturbed voice for a young girl.

The scene flashes to a town. We see clips of townspeople. A family.The words “From the true files of Lorraine and Ed Warren” flash on the screen. If you’ve seen “The Conjuring”, you will remember Lorraine and Ed, who are paranormal investigators, who helped the Perrons to rid their house of a dark spirit. The trailer shows clips of a dark and deserted house. Followed by a young woman struggling and screaming. The words “The most documented case in paranormal history” shows on the screen.

The clips to follow focuses closely on a young girl. Her normal, soft voice, abruptly turns into the deep, disturbed voice that we’ve heard earlier. Lights flicker. She displays a grin on her face. The next series of clips show people talking and strange things happening. A strange, dark figure jumps out and grabs the young girl. What pursues is another series of intense, disturbing clips. We see Lorraine Warren jump up from her sleep. Could this have been a dream of some sort? Or, were the events real and she felt the connection? We get our answer when Lorraine shares with the young girl that she had a premonition of her death.

The words “Discover the truth behind the event that shocked the world” flashes on the screen. With more interlocking intense, disturbing scenes. The trailer ends with “The Conjuring 2”.

Opinion

“The Conjuring”, also directed by James Wan and released in 2013, turned out to be one of the best horror DecayMag.com James Wan The Conjuring 2 and supernatural films of the year. And, probably the best since “The Exorcist”, standing next to “Insidious” and “Sinister”. The Perron family moves to a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house. Soon, strange, unexplainable things start to happen. They enlist the help and expertise of Lorraine and Ed Warren, a couple of paranormal investigators to help clean their house of the dark, sinister presence.

The trailer to “The Conjuring 2” suggests that, instead of picking up where first installment left off, it’s starting over with a whole new family. What’s more, Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren, looks to be the new victims, next to the young girl, Janet Hodgson (Madison Wolfe). Lorraine shares in one clip that she had a premonition. Could the Warrens have a story of their own to tell in this second installment? “The Conjuring 2” trailer poses so many questions that will only be answered once the film is released.

The Cast in “The Conjuring 2” will star Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Franka Potente, Frances O’Connor, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. The film is set to release in theatres June 10 2016.

 

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