Movie Plot – The Conjuring 2: Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother who raises four kids alone in a house haunted by a supernatural spirit.
Director: James Wan
Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe
James Wan is back at it again!
Not long ago I watched the first Conjuring movie, so now I’ve watched the sequel. Not alone, because I can’t handle that. And like the first film, the sequel was also directed by James Wan. If you don’t know, he also directed Insidious and Saw, but also movies like Aquaman and Furious 7.
Insidious and The Conjuring stood out for their almost old-fashioned sense of atmosphere and slowly building up tension. The sequel to the latter is no different in that respect.
Once again an evil spirit has provided for an innocent family. What starts with a bit of stumbling in the middle of the night soon degenerates into a true nightmare. The furniture moves by itself, and the toys also seem to have their own will. This time it’s just not a scary doll, but a wondrous drum that keeps the family awake. And also a creepy nun, where they made a spin off movie of.
Is the family faking it?
In many ways this film is similar to its predecessor, both are scary houses with a strange past. Still, this film is a bit different. This time the Warrens don’t feel any evil spirits, but trust the family that something strange is going on.
There are also many events that suggest that the family is actually faking it. James Wan takes advantage of that. He films in a way where you see scary entities, but these are never seen by the Warrens themselves or anyone else. Only the family members see them.
The only thing that does prove that they speak the truth is when one of their daughters is possessed by an old man. With him, Ed Warren has already had a conversation, but suspects that there will always be some doubt.
Creepier than the first movie
When the family and the Warrens meet, the film actually gets a kind of miniclimax. And that’s not bad at all. After all, The Conjuring 2 is quite a long movie that might get a bit boring somewhere. But as said, there is a miniclimax: the second part of the film is incredibly intense, exciting, scary and simply phenomenal. The special effects and the way the excitement is built up over and over again, create real goosebumps here and there.
The Conjuring 2 is definitely scarier than its predecessor. Sometimes I looked away myself because I couldn’t handle it. I may also have seen too many horror movies one after the other. And of course the film owes that to the pleasant but ominous dark atmosphere you experience throughout the film.
The story and atmosphere may be good, but for a horror film of this caliber, the acting is also priceless. And as we were able to see in The Conjuring (2013), it is once again incredible. Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively, are phenomenal characters. This is undoubtedly partly due to the fact that they really exist, but also the acting of Wilson and Farmiga brings the characters to a very high level. The single mother and her four children are also portrayed by talented actors. The most special role – you’ll notice that when you watch the film itself – is for Madison Wolfe. The talented girl plays the role of Janet in a formidable way. She gave me the creeps.
The Conjuring 2 is a beautiful horror movie that you must have seen. Once again James Wan is successful in his horror genre.