The Conjuring 2: Blu-ray Review

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The Movie:

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

There wasn’t any surprise as to what the outcome of the film was going to be but I was still really excited to see it. Just like the first film it started off with a small separate story that sets the tone for the rest of the film. From there the film follows a lot of the same beats. The one thing that I was really surprised with was the fact the The Warrens didn’t really meet up with the family until about an hour into the movie. I understand that being done in the first film because they needed to set up The Warrens and the situation but in this case we’ve already been introduced to them and they still spent a good deal of time with them beforehand. I did however like the fact that there was more than one entity that was terrorizing the family. Each one was creepier than the next and my favorite was probably The Crooked Man. The size and look of the character was something that cemented itself in my head for days and that says a lot about a character if it can do that to me. The film did its best to surpass the original but it fell short on the scares for me. The first film did a great job at creating tons of tension but this one just felt like it was watching a ghost story TV show on basic cable. I’m by no means saying that it’s a bad movie. In fact it’s really good BUT I still feel like the original was far superior. With the Halloween season right around the corner I do suggest watching it because it is a pretty fun horror flick but be aware that you may be left wishing there was more. 7/10

Special Features:

Crafting The Conjuring 2 – Cast and crew talk about the hard part of creating a sequel.

The Enfield Poltergeist: Living the Horror – The actual Hodgson sisters discuss their experiences of the haunting from their childhood.

Creating Crooked – This feature focuses on the creation of the creepiest ghost in the film and the actor portraying him.

The Conjuring 2: Hollywood’s Haunted Stage – Paranormal investigator Johnny Matook takes his team and they investigate where the film was shot.

The Sounds of Scare – Joseph Bishara discusses what it takes to compose the film.

Deleted Scenes – Four scenes here that don’t really offer anything extra but are interesting to check out at least.

The Conjuring 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment




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