It’s been almost 3 years since the release of The Conjuring, one of the very few great horror movies in recent times, achieving complete success with positive reviews from critics and grossing over $318 million worldwide from its $20 million budget, making it one of the highest-grossing horror films of all time.
Obviously, after the huge success of the first one it was only a matter of time until we had a sequel and now we finally have our first look at what to expect the second time around with the release of the first teaser trailer.
This time around, the Warrens will be investigating the so-called Enfield Poltergeist, an incident that really took place in Brimsdown, Enfield, England from 1977 to 1979 where two girls were haunted by an unseen entity.
The Warrens will then attempt to help single mother Peggy Hodgson and her four children, though the trailer mostly gives us the harrowing experience of one daughter in particular, Janet Hodgson.
It is one of the Warrens’ most famous investigations, and one that has been adapted previously by filmmakers; most recently with last year’s TV miniseries, “The Enfield Haunting.”
Reports for the investigation claimed that in the house “there were moving chairs, strange voices, and supposedly levitation of the children.”
However, the real case eventually came to a bust when the kids claimed to have engineered the entire haunting (talk about creepy kids), but of course it doesn’t seem likely that the new film will reflect that conclusion specially since the hauntings have been amped-up for the movie and may just deliver the scariest experience ever for horror-movie fans.
James Wan is back in the director’s chair for the sequel after having achieved enormous success with the Fast and the Furious franchise (Furious 7), and writers Chad and Carey Hayes are also returning.
“The haunting that afflicted the Hodgson family is probably one of the most documented paranormal cases in the world,” director James Wan told Entertainment Weekly.
The Conjuring 2 also stars Frances O’Connor (TV’s “The Missing”) as the single mom, with Madison Wolfe (TV’s “Zoo”) and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh as her children; Maria Doyle Kennedy (TV’s “Orphan Black”); Simon Delaney (TV’s “Roy”); Franka Potente (TV’s “The Bridge”); and Simon McBurney (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).
The teaser trailer has every element you expect from the movie: a creepy, possessed child; household objects that move on their own; and something to make you jump out of your seat at the end.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 10, 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.
Let’s just hope that this second film will be as great and scary as the original and avoids the likes of the terrible spin-off Annabelle that was poorly received with both viewers and critics.
Below is the trailer and it would highly recommend to not watch it alone in the dark.