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The Conjuring 2 can't help but lose a bit of its predecessor's chilly sting through familiarity, but what remains is still a superior ghost story told with spine-tingling skill. Read critic reviews

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In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.

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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
James Wan
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Chad Hayes
Screenwriter
Carey W. Hayes
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James Wan
Screenwriter
Rob Cowan
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James Wan
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Toby Emmerich
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Richard Brener
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Critic Reviews for The Conjuring 2

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  • Wan is still effective in creating memorable and horrific imagery that lingers in the mind, as well as moments of levity in-between that are surprisingly genuine and sweet.

    August 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It is a basic thing done very well, in many ways a pristine example of what Wan always shows up to do. He's going to keep you anxious  --  nothing can feel totally stable when a camera never ceases to move.

    August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • What folks aren't really talking about is how romantic the film is.

    March 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Even when you're squirming in your seat from the sheer length of the film, you'll definitely find yourself jumping out of it a lot too.

    February 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • What's entertaining here is that they leave the usual Amityville surroundings for a damp and mouldy council semi in Enfield, London, in 1977, where the Hodgson family is being plagued by a poltergeist.

    October 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Wan knows what he is doing, and more often than not this sequel offers up enough in the way of thrills and chills to satisfy.

    August 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Conjuring 2

  • Aug 31, 2017
    Horrifying and heartwarming at the same time, bizarrely, The Conjuring 2 does exactly what a sequel should do: ratchet up the scares a notch, add actual information to the story, answer unanswered questions posed by the predecessor and not just rehash familiar territory we've already seen. The Conjuring 2 focuses on the "true story" of the Enfield Haunting, London's answer to the Amityville tragedy. Whilst the first Conjuring focused on a lowly farmhouse in Connecticut and honourably mentioned the now infamous haunted doll case of Annabelle, the sequel moves attention to a poor family in the east end of London dealing with a poltergeist, drawing parallel to Amityville. The doll is replaced with a black-eyed spectre known as Valak, who dresses as a warped Nun figure to attack the Christian faith of Ed and Lorraine Warren - the psychic heroes of the series. Valak is so undeniably creepy and is probably the most memorable villain from any supernatural horror film of the last 20 years, in my own opinion. The Conjuring doesn't only terrify its audience, but also manages to shed sunlight in on the dark story with touching moments such as a family singalong to Elvis' "Can't Help Falling in Love With You", these moments don't feel cheesy or unnecessary, but seem more pivotal to the story of the family over any cracked limbs or possessed children could.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2017
    The Conjuring 2: James Wan once again creates a fantastic horror movie that is interesting and intriguing from start to finish. Once again the story is unique and creates a very good horror movie.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2017
    As scary as the first film and well directed by James Wan who instills scares and humanity in a 2 hour and fifteen minute scare fest. Madison Wolfe shines as the possessed English girl and Wilson and Famigia are believable as Ed and Lorraine Warren who were real paranormal investigators. I am not a believer of ghosts but was entertained all the same and this is a great summer night view. 06-18-2017
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2017
    I know I'm in the minority on this, but I actually preferred it to the original.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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