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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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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike the original film, which was filmed with hopes of getting a PG-13 rating (though the studio and filmmakers were ultimately OK with the R that the MPAA assigned), the sequel was both written and directed with the intention that it get an R rating, which is in fact what the MPAA granted it. 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 end of the first set of credits, you can hear the actual recording of Ed Warren talking to Janet. See more »


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Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Hugo Peretti
Performed by Patrick Wilson
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"The Conjuring 2" Is Equivalent To Its Predecessor, Diabolically Creepy
9 June 2016 | by pipecaxSee all my reviews

James Wan is the genuine Sir Alfred Hitchcock of the 21st century

Three years ago, the world went crazy with the 5th invention of the Malay director, James Wan - my king, master and role model -. "The Conjuring" triumphs in critics and box office bringing a breakthrough and resurgence to horror movies in the last decade, it was compared with classics like "The Exorcist" and "The Omen" and is considered as the master jewel of Malayan and the cinematographic of horror. Wan has continuously been providing us great achievements in commercial films, since his major debut as a director with "Saw" in 2004 to his first action film "7 Furious" last year; his shiny and original style to portray suspense and horror through each frame, has made to the director reaches to the top of podium of the films, not only in the horror genre, also the action genre, and we hope more he'll try to experiment.

"The Conjuring 2" opens the same iconic way that its predecessor, now is the famous case of Amityville (112 Ocean Avenue) which reveals to Ed and Lorraine Warren, the renowned paranormal investigators duo. Amityville was the event that gave them renown and recognition to investigators, but not by their horrible experiences, but by unbelief and ignorance of the people, which didn't believe it possible that those things happen. Later, within the film, we continue to validating in a 90s TV Show lack of confidence and credibility of the people towards the Warrens. Ironically, that skepticism would be powered once more with the Enfield Poltergeist, the case more documented to paranormal level. The famous massacre (DeFeo family) has been adapted millions and millions of times a big screen, however, Wan manages to save that gloomy essence of the night of the murder and projects it of a delirious and disturbing way in Lorraine's head, from the first minutes, "HORROR" genre shines.

The Enfield Case is adapted with purity and splendor of a script credited to Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson. Wan dodges references of the two small programs have focused on the event (BBC's "Ghostwatch" and Timothy Spall's miniseries) to develop to Ed and Lorraine in the story (in real life, Warrens had not the least significance in the case, they only evidenced it one night). The film takes its time - somebody says that enough, I for one, the more see James's delights more I go crazy - to introduces the destabilized life of Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor). The events happened in a interval between 1977 and 1979, to capture each sublime moment of the epoch, it was vital the intervention of the Department of costume led by Kristin Burke, the Department of light and art led by Fiona Gavin, A. Todd Holland and Andrew Rothschild, which not exaggerated in capturing the atmosphere of the 70s and 80s. Wan is amazing to recreate complex and refined milieus and sets, every shadow, square, furniture, door, toy and even each color play a fundamental role in the creation of the style of the director, a director who is delicately precise with his details, even though was a humble house, without many luxuries or support tools, the visual tension is concurrent.

On a night as any, Hodgson family is sleeping peacefully after a tiring day. Two of the four children, Janet (Madison Wolfe) and Margaret (Lauren Esposito) are awakened abruptly from their nap by an unknown entity, immediately, they go to tell what happened them to her mother, who refuses to believe and finds an Ouija board manually made by her daughters. Next day, harassment persist more sharply up to the point that the mother experiences with her own eyes paranormal events - James's interesting proposal to not to fall into the cliché that nobody believes them. Meanwhile, a suggestive sub-plot takes place in Warren family. Lorraine tends to keep fragments of each case and in their latest investigations, she sees to the Demon Nun (Bonnie Aarons), a superb and shocking demonic nun who torments them with a sinister intent, that purpose will intertwine of a sumptuous way with Hodgson's ending (which never happened).

Wan knows how to distort every trick in his favor, rung by rung construction makes that final climax has really earned. Wan is distinguished by the ability to frighten or intimidate the audience with shots both day as at night, he knows play and combine the tools that possesses, knows to keep constant tone of his film, he doesn't allow his audience to sleep, and even though this time he uses to more jump-scares than its predecessor, are equally enjoyable and are not shamelessly used. All of the above is essential in the foundations, however, the actors take all the credit Ed, Lorraine, Peggy and her four children (especially Janet) are fabulous, measured and charismatic.

"The Conjuring 2" is credited with the title "Horror film of the year" and is used for viewing the constant advancement of its director within the genre, it's hard to watch and hear, the film is not suitable for hearts or minds weak, "The Conjuring 2" an instant classic.


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