The Conjuring 2 is part of a series of movies based on the real documentation of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Overall, the story is not very original with the overdone plot of a possessed young girl and a haunted house who both require a priest. Nonetheless, The Conjuring 2 is crawling with multiple jumpscares and has a dark and gloomy presence throughout. The most disappointing aspect of the movie is the amount of animation that is used. Unfortunately the reliance on heavy CGI is very evident and projects an artificial feel through the entire film. As a whole, The Conjuring 2 has a strong story and can stand alone, however, on the other hand it lacks true inventiveness.
CAST: Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren) / Patrick Wilson (Ed Warren) / Madison Wolfie (Janet Hodgson) / Frances O’Connor (Peggy Hodgson) / Lauren Esposito (Margaret Hodgson) / Benjamin Haigh (Billy Hodgson)
DIRECTOR: James Wan
SCREENWRITER: Carey Hayes / Chad Hayes