The Conjuring 2 starts off in another staple American Horror House, Amityville, where Ed and Lorraine Warren went after the events to study the spirits haunting the place and since she has a premonition of him dying, Lorraine begs Ed to stop messing about with spirits. Ed either doesn’t care what wifey said or he’s just a money grabbing
The Conjuring 2 is a good horror but is far from being on the same level of the predecessor. I think because it’s basically a re-hash of the first, with only a few differences:
- Location is Enfield instead of Rhode Island
- Lorraine pushing Ed to retirement VS Ed wanting Lorraine to stop take cases
- Ed doing plumbing VS mechanical jobs
- Lorraine having a premonition of her husband’s VS her daughter’s death
- Young girl VS woman being possessed
- Macabre zoetrope VS creepy musical box
The jumpscares are still there but fewer and less original (how can you top a sinister ‘Hide & Clap’ game?), at 2 hours and 14 minutes long you can really feel like it’s been dragged way too much as I felt more than a couple of time wanting for something to happen.There is already a talk of the spin off based on the Nun demon, which I don’t quite get since it wasn’t that much of a big character to me, but again, the Star Wars population fell in love with Boba Fett after having 5 minutes of screen time in the Empire Strikes Back.
If you want to watch a good Enfield Haunting story you have to check out the British mini series of three episodes that was aired in 2015. That will scare the wits out of you!
Written by Magali Fazio
Also check the review our friends at Mild Fuzz did for a second opinion on the movie!