‘The Conjuring 2’: First Chilling Look at James Wan’s Horror Sequel

     December 30, 2015

the-conjuring-2-slice We’ve actually seen quite a bit of The Conjuring 2, thanks mostly to behind-the-scenes photos posted by director James Wan. But how about an official still from the horror sequel? Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to figure out what’s going on with a new spirit-plagued family. However, they are not the focus of the latest look.

Meet Janet. Played by the young Madison Wolfe, she’s one of four children of single mom Peggy Hodgson. In an image revealed by Entertainment Weekly, we see her pale form, starkly contrasted by the blood red of her nightgown, as she stares up in disbelief at something out of sight. Though, whatever it is probably has something to do with the chaos with the furniture in the background.


Image via Warner Bros.

According to Wan, “The haunting that afflicted the Hodgson family is probably one of the most documented paranormal cases in the world,” and it’s through these real-life events that we get most of our information about the film. The family lived in an Enfield borough in London in the late ‘70s when two of the girls were said to have heard knocking sounds on the walls and demonic voices, in addition to seeing furniture move around before their own bodies began levitating in the air. These incidents are said to have led to the possession of one of the daughters.

Wan posted photos from the production’s visit to London, as well as shots of Wilson and Farmiga on location. See even more shots he posted to Instagram below.

Welcome to #conjuring2. Some of the most sumptuous photography of my films. Excited to jump into edit/post!

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The screenplay was written by Chad and Carey Hayes, and features a cast that included Frances O’Connor (The Hunter) and Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). The Conjuring 2 will debut in theaters on June 10, 2016.

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