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Director: James Wan

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe

The Conjuring 2 (2016) – IMDb

Sitting down to watch this movie, I was very excited. I’d watched the original Conjuring, and I’ve always been a huge fan of James Wan – Further, having watched other specials and TV shows involving the Enfield Haunting – it makes it a bit more exciting.

While it doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor., the various visual effects and sounds that they use, along with the use and twisting of old nursery rhymes, certainly will strike at the heart of most any viewer.

I certainly do enjoy James Wan’s movies, this one seems to lack a little something. I’m not sure exactly what, it could be that they spend too much time showing the ghosts/demons, leaving a bit of the mystery/fear out of it for me. Really, that is about the only thing that pulls this movie down.

A great example is Insidious… yes, there was this terrible creature, but you never really get a *GOOD* look at it until the very end of the movie, which really made him that much more frightening… however, the movie is overall very strong, though not as scary as I’d like. A solid 4 bloody kitties.

four bloody kitties