The Conjuring 2

Renowned demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
James Wan
Vera FarmigaPatrick WilsonFrances O'Connor
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Madison WolfeSimon McBurneyFranka PotenteLauren EspositoPatrick McAuleyBenjamin HaighMaria Doyle KennedySimon Delaney
James WanPeter SafranRob Cowan
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Brian LeDucReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A different type of horror
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There are not too many horror movies, or movies in general, anymore I feel I can take, because I feel a lot has fallen out of hand. This one is different. The director, James Wan, said that he wants to bring respect back to horror films, and that is exactly what I saw. While the movie does still follow its genre of being scary, it also has a very nice sense of sweetness to it. The family is very grateful, there is a love story between the Warrens, and there are special moments in this movie which are actually heart warming. I love kids, and I hate to see them be put up to wrong roles in other movies. In this movie, I love the cast, it was very scary, and it fulfills the horror theme. This is the type of horror I recommend, the kind that does not focus on gore, provocativeness, and crude humor. This felt like an old fashion horror, and I always look forward to James Wan's works since he has a very different approach.
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pennameReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as the 1st Conjuring but it's okay -- Possession Demon Ghost Story
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Quick Story: Another Ed and Lorraine Warren tale this time set in England. A family is tortured by a demonic spirit as the Warrens try to help.

Acting was mostly good. There were just a few moments I felt the words coming out of Ed Warren's mouth weren't carrying enough emotion such as the moment he continues on in the house when Lorraine is on the outside, it felt very flat there. A few times Lorraine was overacting and trying to be too dramatic at times too.

Overall, Throughout the over two hours, this movie hovers between average to dumb to decent creepy. It's a fairly long movie especially for a horror film. Since it is so long, it takes a fairly long time to develop. I liked the nun demon, that was pretty freaky looking and powerful. The old man ghost kept hovering between being really dumb and cheesy to freaky too. I thought the jump scares used by this ghost in the 1st half couldn't have been any cheesier..they might as well had him yell "boo" each time..It had that feel. There were some camera and editing effects I enjoyed - the moment the little girl blurred to the old man and back while in the arm chair. Otherwise the other effects were the same door slams, things moving on their own, things you'd expect from a possession or demon movie. Still this movie while okay didn't live up to matching it's predecessor.

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The thing I hated about the movie was how this film tried to connect the Amityville house with the England house by using the nun ghost. The film begins at Amityville which had zero connection to the England case. The England case also had not yet started as it began much later with the girls using the Ouija board which conjured the old man ghost. Tons of dumb jump scares in the 1st hour as I mentioned earlier (like when he yells "My house!" at the television scene, or the tent jump scares scream "Ahh!' in the not once but TWICE in one movie - ...the first time it was the boy in the 1st half of the film.. and again Ed Warren near the end of the film, sorry script writing team, you suck). So somehow the nun ghost transports to England from Amityville and the old man ghost is of no consequence in the end. He actually becomes even less scary and more of a sympathetic character by the end as he helps Lorraine. He just disappears too. It's never even discussed why that nun demon was at both locations and also present at the Warren home. So I don't hate the movie but I think like most sequels doesn't quite hit the same mark. It's produced well, decent enough acting to enjoy this movie, but it's average at best.
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True BookWormReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Halloween Treat.......
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I'm a huge fan of horror movies, stories, and tales. I purchased the first Conjuring movie and I was a little bit disappointed because I did not find it creepy nor scary. I was waiting for the Conjuring 2 movie to come out on Prime Video. However, after reading all of the positive reviews regarding the Conjuring 2 movie; I made the choice to purchase it. I'm actually glad I did not wait. A lot of the reviews have already went into the plot of the story (which I think can be a bit of a spoiler for people who have not viewed the movie) so I will not go into the plot. I will state that this movie is scarier than all the Amityville horror movies combined. Think of the original Exorcist movie and this movie kind of piggybacks around that theme. It does have a slow buildup however, the middle and end results are perfect. It's a perfect sequel (usually sequels are not that scary). One of the points that make this movie so visually scary and entertaining; is the fact that it is told from a child's point of view. I enjoyed watching a little bit of the Warren's family story. I love the fact that some portions of this movie were based on a true story as well. When the old man showed his face quickly (from behind the television screen) I thought I was going to wet my pants. Small parts of the movie were actually touching (I will never forget how this movie introduced me to the beautiful song "Falling in Love With You"). Overall, it's a perfect Halloween treat for any horror movie fan. There are no graphic sex scenes, blood, or gore. It's just an entertaining, old school setting, with a well-rounded cast movie. I recommend this movie.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Was able to keep up the tension and scary moments to keep wondering what would happen next
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The Conjuring was a great horror movie because it was creepy and legitimately scary. Unfortunately that meant it was turned into a franchise. Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren and Vera Farmiga as his wife Lorraine Warren return in the lead role in Conjuring 2. This time they went from the United States to England to investigate a haunting of the Hodgson family. While not as good as the original it was still an effective ghost story.

Like the first, movie, the plot is based upon real events that took place in the late 1970s. The Warrens were real people involved in the paranormal. They were made famous by the Amityville Horror case which starts off the film.

What the movie succeeds in doing is setting up the haunting of the Hodgsons. It doesn’t rely on gotcha moments like a ghost showing up when a door is closed but builds up the tension using the many children in the family which all get visited by the evil spirit. For instance, one of the daughters is watching TV and the station keeps on changing. Then the remote starts moving from the sofa to a rocking chair. Finally the signal is lost and as the girl tries to get it back she sees on old man sitting in the rocking chair reflected off the TV screen. Things obviously get crazier from then on. This was why Conjuring 2 was a good watch. There was plenty of tension and scary moments to keep the viewer wondering what would come next.
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Terri L MooreReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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These movies are based on true stories that Ed and Loraine Warren;

Edward Warren Miney (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006)[3] and Lorraine Rita Warren (née Moran; January 31, 1927 – April 19, 2019)[4] were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of alleged hauntings. Edward was a self-taught and self-professed demonologist, author, and lecturer. Lorraine professed to be clairvoyant and a light trance medium who worked closely with her husband.

In 1952, the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research (NESPR), the oldest ghost hunting group in New England.[5] They authored many books about the paranormal and about their private investigations into various reports of paranormal activity. They claimed to have investigated well over 10,000 cases during their career.[6] The Warrens were among the first investigators in the Amityville haunting. According to the Warrens, the official website of the NESPR, Viviglam Magazine and several other sources, the NESPR uses a variety of individuals, including medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college students, and members of the clergy in its investigations.[7][8][9]
walletboyniacReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty much the complete opposite of the first movie
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DEFINITELY sillier. The ghost of "Bill", the guy who died in the chair at 72... Not scary. He's got a Cockney accent, which doesn't help matters. Ed breaks out a guitar and sings Elvis in the middle of this? Silly. Ed gets all woozy from a steam pipe? Silly. The ghost leaves out words in two sentences, to communicate one sentence? Then Ed plays them together? Ok, that was flat-out ludicrous. "Based on a true story!" The few scares that are in this are of the more obvious variety. No surprises, no lack of a scare where there's supposed to be one. And they're all in the first half. Mostly, this is just tiring, like a bad superhero movie... which is what The Conjuring 2 kind of is. Ed and Lorraine are like superheroes in this, and they fight The Nun and The Crooked Man. The Nun was actually creepy, naturally she got her own movie. Loved the scene with her in the room with Lorraine and the paintings. I'm convinced James Wan can't catch lightning in a bottle twice. The exact same thing happened with Insidious and Insidious 2. I am SHOCKED by the positive reviews here, by people claiming to be fans of the first.
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Jonathon AtwoodReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
watchable, but unsatisfying
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plucking trope after trope from the past 50 years of horror films, this movie provides very little new or exciting.
it seemed to be trying cartoonishly hard to lay on the scares (ooo crosses spooky) and seemed to be aimed at people just old enough to watch scary movies, but unaware of anything made before 2005.
why the protagonist had to have some sort of final monologue with the demon instead of just running in and doing what she had to do is beyond me, but is representative of most of the scenes--something spooky happens and people react in slightly unbelievable ways
in the end, it kind of felt like if "are you afraid of the dark" had been turned into a feature film, which isn't bad (i felt entertained watching it), but the deep felt unease/chills i normally look for in a horror flick were not exactly in abundance.
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DeirdreReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very realistic
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I absolutely loved the original The Conjuring, and the sequel doesn't disappoint. I enjoyed the changed atmosphere of having it in Britain, and it being based on a true story only makes it better. Frances O'Connor is one of my favorite actresses too. The kids and everyone else did a great job. Sometimes I wonder about the set designs in some of these movies and this is one of them. While I don't expect a working-class single parent to live in a brand-new looking house with new furniture (and 4 kids) with all the latest amenities, this house really could have used a good cleaning. There was mold everywhere and the paint chipping off the walls - was that supposed to convey something other than the person living there has never once lifted a cleaning utensil to any of the surfaces in the house, ever? A lived-in comfortable home doesn't have to be health hazard. The kitchen in particular was disgusting. All four children would probably have developed asthma in a place where so much debris and detritus floated around in the air. And then on top of the filth, a demonic old man? Jeez.
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