James Wan proves to be the modern king of horror once again with "The Conjuring 2". He does a fine job blending together jump scares with a sense of buildup that captures the essence of both slow-burning classics like "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" and the new wave of sudden clanging and banging frights being released today. As a Christian, I also found it refreshing that the Warrens' religious beliefs weren't overlooked or dumbed down.
In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor), an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit in "The Conjuring 2".
"The Conjuring 2" is rated R for horror and terror violence.
The Blu-ray edition of “The Conjuring 2” contains "The Enfield Poltergeist: Living The Horror" featurette, "'The Conjuring 2': Hollywood’s Haunted Stage" featurette , "Creating Crooked" Featurette, "Crafting 'The Conjuring 2'" Featurette, "Sounds of Scary" Featurette, and deleted scenes.
“The Conjuring 2” is available now in Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital editions.