Before, I get on to my review, I would like to give you a small intro about the ‘Enfield Poltergeist’ case.
In the late 1970s, the Warrens investigated an alleged poltergeist in an Enfield, North London council house.
The people included were, Peggy Hodgson, her 13 year old daughter Margaret, her 11 year old daughter Janet, her 10 year old son Johnny and her 9 year old son Billy.
This case was the inspiration for the film The Conjuring 2.
Reports of further incidents in the house attracted considerable press attention and the story was covered in British newspapers such as the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, until reports came to an end in 1979
On Halloween 2011, BBC News featured comments from a radio interview with photographer Graham Morris, who claimed that many of the events were genuine.
The Conjuring released in Summer 2013, was undoubtedly one of my favorite films of 2013 and remains one of the best horror movies of the past decade.
This was one film, which not only had the scares, but it was also character-driven and classy, recalling an age where horror movies were not in fashion.
Naturally, after a terrific first installment , the sequel ‘The Conjuring 2 ‘ ranked high on my most anticipated films of 2016 list and I was immensely looking forward to it..
Although I will not compare to the first installment, this is one of the best horror sequels ever made, capturing what made the first movie so special.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes The Conjuring 2 work so well
The Conjuring 2 takes the basic shape of the first installment. Like its predecessor, the sequel opens with the Warrens investigating a case that is seemingly unrelated to the main plot, an opening scene that helps the audience to establish a mood.
In the sequel, the movie begins with the haunting at Amityville. They take one of the most famous haunted houses of all time, the most famous case of the Warrens’ career, and they connect it to the opening moments.
Also like its predecessor, the film then proceeds to put Ed and Lorraine out of the main topic for long time as we are slowly introduced to another family who are being troubled by a haunting.
In this case, it’s the Hodgsons, a London family consisting of a single mother and four children who find themselves under assault by a violent ghost with evil intensions.
By the time Ed and Lorraine show up, the strange occurrences have caused a media circus and led many to question whether the whole thing is a hoax put on by Janet.
The echoes continue. Ed and Lorraine begin their investigation.
They get to know the family. They help out around the house and try and become a part of their family.
Other investigators, consisting of both believers and skeptics, join the circus. And then things begin to get really bad and the identity of the threat is revealed. The case is some what connected with the Warrens – it gets personal. They have to solve it for the family and for themselves.
The structure of The Conjuring 2 feels less repetitive and will look fresh and new . I felt like I would gladly watch a new case from the Warren files and kept me hooked throughout.
On the negative side,The Conjuring 2 would probably be a better film if it was twenty minutes shorter.
In fact, The Conjuring 2 is simply bigger than the first film. It’s not just longer: the scares are better, the threats more scarrier, the ghosts more real, and the set pieces visual effects.
You can tell that this is a haunted house movie made by the same man who just made Furious 7 – it is undoubtedly one of the loudest horror movie to come along in quite some time.
The most important thing about The Conjuring 2 is that it’s frightening Director James Wan is good at, it’s delivering a few good scares.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga build on the charming chemistry they had in the original as real-life paranormal investigators and married couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. They are so real, smart and always on the same page.
Iverall, Conjuring 2 : Le cas Enfield is scarry, intriguing, frightening and A Must Watch….