The long-awaited supernatural horror film The Conjuring 2, which was supposed to be released on Halloween 2015, opens around the world today Friday. The film was written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes Wan, and David Leslie Johnson, and is the sequel to the movie The Conjuring, which was released on 19 July 2013 in the United States and Canada.
The Conjuring 2 is the adaptation of a supposedly true story about the investigations of ghost-hunting demonologists, Ed, and Lorraine when they are drawn per request of the Catholic Church to check out an Amityville-like poltergeist in the grimy London neighborhood of Enfield.
The Conjuring’s sequel: a scary movie based on a true British horror story
The story begins in 1977, when paranormal investigators, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Lorrain (Vera Farmiga), travel to the United Kingdom to assist the Hodgson family who is scared of something supernatural that seems to inhabit the house. Apparently, the mother of the Hodgson family, Peggy (Frances O’Connor), finds out that the presence is attached to her daughter, Janet Hodgson (Madison Wolfe).
The poltergeist activity in their Enfield council house terrifies the family. Ed and Lorrain’s mission is to find out the truth about reports that say that an 11-year-old girl who sleepwalks and levitates, indeed became possessed by a demon.
The Conjuring 2 is expected to open $35 million in the first week
The film is based on the so-called Enfield Poltergeist story, one of the most famous ghost stories from the late-1970s known in the United Kingdom. Director James Wan, who also directed The Conjuring, returns as the director of the sequel. Also, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to portray the most famous American paranormal investigator couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren. After the big sales of the $20 million budget film The Conjuring, which reached $318 million worldwide, Warner Bros decided to have a sequel with twice the budget.
The first film of the series “The Conjuring” film, which was also about the ghost haunting of a home, the Perrons in Rhode Island, opened domestically to $41 million in July of 2013. This first film was unique for being incredibly scary, with Wan’s tricks and effects, for this new film Wan wanted to focus on the story and the lead characters Ed and Lorraine. Current tracking suggests The Conjuring 2 is headed for a domestically opening to $35 million.
Source: The Guardian