‘The Conjuring 2’ – An English Haunting

Director James Wan has made some of the scariest movies to date, including “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring.” In fact, the first “Conjuring” had the biggest opening weekend for a horror film ever. It’s safe to say the pressure is on for the sequel, demons included. For more, we contacted Deco’s assistant chief paranormal investigator, our host for ghosts, Chris Van Vliet.

Just like the first movie, “The Conjuring 2” is based on real events that happened to demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time around, the couple has to help a family face their fears while dealing with their own.

Paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren are back on a scary case. In “The Conjuring 2,” a family in England is being haunted by evil spirits.

Actress Frances O’Connor is Peggy, the head of the family.

Frances O’Connor: “I’m a single mother whose husband has left her recently. And I’ve got four kids; we’ve got no money. (laughs) We live in an awful house that we find out is possessed.”

The Warrens, played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, are called in to help. But a terrifying past case is instilling doubt in Lorraine.

Patrick Wilson: “You don’t need to see the first one, but it’s a good movie. If you’ve seen it, there’s a case that really scarred Lorraine, and that’s even dealt with in this one, so there’s a lot of layers that they’ve thrown into the movie.”

Vera Farmiga: “At a time when Lorraine is questioning whether to go on, one of the most notorious cases of haunting comes up on their agenda.”

Based on true events and real people, the haunting at Enfield is the most documented paranormal case in history. So, it’s up to you whether to believe it or not.

Frances O’Connor: “I don’t know whether it actually happened or not. I think you could explain a lot of it away, but there’s a lot of evidence that it did happen. I think something happened.”

So, just in case, the cast and crew had a priest bless the set on the first day of filming.

James Wan: “Why not? Right? I think you can never get enough positive energy. I just felt like it was such a fitting thing to do, in keeping the theme of the movie, having a priest that is actually a friend of Lorraine, of the Warrens, come over and just bless us with some positive energy.”

The cast totally agrees.

Patrick Wilson: “I mean, really, why not?”

Vera Farmiga: “It was nice knowing there has been a pleasant, beautiful ritual that was meant to also not keep evil away, but invite goodness.”

The same goodness you should take with you to watch this horror flick. You know, just in case.

If you’re brave enough, you can check out “The Conjuring 2” when it hits theaters on Friday, June 10.

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