The Conjuring 2

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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.



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Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga ("Up In the Air," TV's "Bates Motel") and Patrick Wilson (the "Insidious" films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

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Vera Farmiga
as Lorraine Warren
Patrick Wilson
as Ed Warren
Frances O'Connor (II)
as Peggy Hodgson
Madison Wolfe
as Janet Hodgson
Lauren Esposito
as Margaret Hodgson
Patrick McAuley
as Johnny Hodgson
Benjamin Haigh
as Billy Hodgson
Maria Doyle Kennedy
as Peggy Nottingham
Simon Delaney
as Vic Nottingham
Franka Potente
as Anita Gregory
Simon McBurney
as Maurice Grosse
Bob Adrian
as Bill Wilkins
Robin Atkin Downes
as Demon Voice
Bonnie Aarons
as Demon Nun
Javier Botet
as Crooked Man
Abhi Sinha
as Harry Whitmark
Chris Royds
as Graham Morris
Sterling Jerins
as Judy Warren
Daniel Wolfe
as Kent Allen
Annie Young
as Constable Heeps
Elliot Joseph
as Constable Peterson
Debora Weston
as Talk Show Host
Cory English
as Skeptic Kaplan
Emily Tasker
as Camilla
Kate Cook
as Mrs. More
Carol Been
as Lollipop Woman
Holly Hayes
as Audience Member
Jennifer Collins
as Louise Defeo
Lance C. Fuller
as Audience Member
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All Critics (244) | Top Critics (36)

  • 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.

    Oct 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Wan's expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time - perhaps even a bit too much of it - interweaving the Warrens' story with that of the Hodgsons... he crafts a deep dive into dread.

    Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [Wan's] framing of the scares is artfully managed, and it is the accomplished Wolfe, rather than any monster, who takes true possession of the tale.

    Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Great. So now, along with being spooked by claps, dolls and nuns, I'm tisantaphobic too. Thanks for everything, James Wan.

    Jun 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • You'll jump a few times in this film - it's impossible not to, given the deafening digital stabs of sound - but this just rehashes a clutch of cliches, including a borrowing from The Babadook.

    Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • You always get the sense that the Hodgsons are being targeted by something that is truly out of their control, and that's the biggest scare of all.

    Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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