12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
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
The women on the idol poster in the girls' bedroom is actress and model Joanna Lumley. The real Hogdson girls in fact had a poster of her, as can be seen in the photographs that feature over the end credits. See more »
When Maurice Grosse speaks with the possessing spirit Bill, the spirit plays the Knock, Knock game. Grosse is recorded as clearly pausing for a second or so before saying in a flat tone with a falling inflection, "Very well, who's there?" When the recording is later played by Father Gordon to the Warrens, Grosse is heard responding almost immediately to Bill and with a rising inflection. Even allowing for frequency shifts due to tape-recorder play-back speed, there shouldn't be an inflection change unless the played-back version is a different recording altogether. See more »
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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During the end of the first set of credits, you can hear the actual recording of Ed Warren talking to Janet. See more »
Gerne-bending, ground-breaking and an absolute classic
The thing about The Conjuring series is that it screams classic right at the first few scenes and just works its way up from there. While The Conjuring is definitely being remembered as one of the most excellent horror movies in decades, its sequel does even a better job by providing some extra well-done scenes that are not normally seen within the gerne.
But how about the scare part? Is it scary? Definitely yes. Don't bother comparing it to the first one. Just enjoy the movie and you will find yourself holding your breath until the very last moment.
Vera Farmiga was superb. Her presence was so strong, and powerful that she managed to pull the viewer through all kind of emotions. Patrick Wilson was also wonderful indeed. There are some subtle little hints about a sequel here and there in the movie. If those two continues to star (and also with James Wan), there is no doubt that it would be another masterpiece.
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