Teaser Trailer for THE CONJURING 2

I never made it around to seeing 2014's Annabelle, the spin-off of director James Wan's successful 2014 horror film, The Conjuring. I heard it wasn't very good and by all accounts it seemed little more than an excuse to exploit the success of Wan's take on the Warren's assisting the Perron family with a haunted house issue. After struggling through the impossibly difficult shoot that was Furious 7 Wan returned to the comfort zone of the horror genre and has crafted a sequel to that 2013 smash. Both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return for the sequel, subtitled The Enfield Poltergeist, as demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time around Wan and his co-writers Chris and Chad Hayes take the story from a true-to-life case file that involved a single mother and her children living in the Enfield borough in London during the seventies. Warner Bros. released the image above last week revealing one of the children (Madison Wolfe) who claimed to have heard knocking sounds in the walls and demonic voices, as well as having seen objects moving on their own. While little more than this basic premise can be gleaned from the teaser trailer the most vital aspect of any horror film is mood and tone and Wan is no stranger to adapting just the right tone for his ghost stories and there seems to be no exception here. While I enjoyed the first Conjuring I wasn't as big on it as most, but hopefully this sequel will surpass the original (it wouldn't be the first time for that to happen with one of Wan's horror franchises). The Conjuring 2 also stars Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney, and opens on June 10th.

Synopsis: The supernatural thriller brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee 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. The Conjuring 2 in theaters June 10, 2016.