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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

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James Wan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits. Written by ahmetkozan

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Conjuring 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,406,314, 12 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,470,008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,392,818
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Margaret is heard listening to "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" which was sung by David Soul. The song peaked at #1 in the UK for four weeks from January-February 1977. It also peaked at #1 in April 1977 in the U.S. for a single week. He also starred in Starsky and Hutch (1975). A large poster of Soul is displayed on the wall beside Margaret's bed. See more »

Goofs

Later in the movie, when Ed Warren asks her where the old chair came from, she said her ex-husband bought all the furniture with the house. Her ex-husband couldn't have bought the house as local councils didn't sell their properties in the 1970s. Also, local councils didn't supply any furniture when a house was re-let. Anything left behind by a previous occupant would have been disposed of before any new tenant moved in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorraine Warren: After everything we've seen, there isn't much that rattles either of us anymore. But this one... this one still haunts me.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, actual images of The Warrens and The Hodgsons are shown. See more »

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Features The Goodies: The End of the World Show (1977) See more »

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Scary and Entertaining
11 June 2016 | by Matt-CanalconSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of 'The Conjuring' and I think it's the best horror movie of this decade so far. The expectations were high for the sequel with James Wan returning, but I also knew that the track record for horror sequels in general is not very good. As a horror movie, I think 'The Conjuring 2' succeeded at being entertaining and scary.

The camera-work from James Wan is as good as it was in the first entry. The build up to the scary scenes is well-made and I love his establishing shots of the house. Something as banal as a chair can become scary in this movie. To me the best part of this movie was clearly James Wan's direction.

In fact, there's a lot of good in this movie, but I was not a fan of the script. I know it's not necessarily fair to compare it to the first one, but we didn't get the big 'Annabelle' or the basement scares that we had in the first one. I also felt like the demon was not very threatening.

To me the first 30-45 minutes were really scary and entertaining, at some point I was telling myself "Well, this is almost on par with the first one', but things got a little bit out of hands in the last act. Without giving up spoilers, at some point in the film there's a new ghost entity that reveal itself. When you'll see the movie you will understand what I'm talking about. It took me a little bit out of the story, especially since they kept telling us it's based on a true story. But it was a cool ghost nevertheless.

All things together, there are some great performances (I liked the little girl playing Janet) and spooky filmmaking by James Wan. It's not very fair to compare this with the first Conjuring, but if we compare it with other horror movies coming out these days, "The Conjuring 2" prove itself to be a worthy sequel.

8/10


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