The Conjuring 2 gave me countless sleepless nights!

Published: July 12, 2016
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The Conjuring 2 uses the background score brilliantly to help build a fearful environment and the editing team has pulled off an excellent job as well. PHOTO: IMDb

If any of you thought that director James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013) was a one-time thing, then you’re wrong. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist is as scary as its predecessor – if not scarier.

In the 2013 prequel, Ed and Lorrain Warren were up against the spirit of an accused witch. In the sequel, they are up against a malicious spirit; something inhuman, something demonic.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson
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The movie starts with the Warren family documenting the Amityville murders, but then shifts to London in 1977 where the Hodgson family, four children and their mother, discover a strange presence in the house.

Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe and Lauren Esposito
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The family discovers an entity who claims the house to be his and possesses Janet, the second eldest of the four children. The situation grabs the media’s attention and people start speculating whether the happenings in the house are true or being faked. The church calls upon the help of Ed and Lorrain Warren to investigate whether or not the claims of the Hodgson family are true.

Simon Delaney, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson
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The cast has done a wonderful job. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson were fantastic as the renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. But the actor who stood out the most was Madison Wolfe, the 13-year-old girl who played the role of Janet Hodgson. Young Madison’s performance was blood-curdling and whenever she was possessed by the spirit; her performance would send a chill down the audience’s spine.

Madison Wolfe
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The most important part of any horror movie is the scary antagonist and I can say that the demon (Bonnie Aarons) in The Enfield Poltergeist is way more frightening than the spirit in the prequel. A spin off movie based on the demon is already in the works by Warner Bros Pictures.

Bonnie Aarons and Vera Farmiga
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The Conjuring 2 uses the background score brilliantly to help build a fearful environment and the editing team has pulled off an excellent job as well. The movie has some light moments too; Patrick Wilson even sings a song! Some might believe that such aspects should not be a part of a horror movie, but I believe that such moments, although light-hearted, help build tension and give the audience a glimpse into the victims’ life and the fears they face.

Bonnie Aarons and Vera Farmiga
Photo: IMDb

The second instalment of The Conjuring film series hits all the frightening chords. It successfully conjures your fear. Watch this one if you are looking forward to countless sleepless nights.

Sahir Palijo

Sahir Palijo

The author is an undergrad pursuing a degree of Business Administration. He loves to write his thoughts and is a movie freak. He tweets at @The_Sahir (twitter.com/the_sahir)

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  • Hassan

    I watched it in the midnight and i did not even remember it the next day. not scary at all. nun looking ghost and grandpa did not work on me. there r no scary movies for me which could give me sleepless nights. i wish to watch such a movie one day.Recommend

  • 19640909rk .

    Its all in the mind. Control it. I am a bachelor and see all sorts of horror movies before going to bed. I was never scared of anything and never lost even a second of sleep.Recommend

  • shiva the destroyer

    watch *wrong turn* series….its niceRecommend

  • Jungshaheen

    Cannibals aint that scary.
    Watch The Thing starring Kurt Russel.Recommend

  • shiva the destroyer

    ok I will…thanksRecommend

  • ehsan mashkoor

    Its the director’s imagination playing tricks with your mind.If you are not enjoying it and staying tensed the whole time then I don’t think its worth going.The conjuring 2 is very scary for a lot of the viewers but not enough to give sleepless nights!Recommend

  • ehsan mashkoor

    Its the director’s imagination playing tricks with your mind.If you are not enjoying it and staying tensed the whole time then I don’t think its worth going.The conjuring 2 is very scary for a lot of the viewers but not enough to give sleepless nights!Recommend