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New Conjuring 2 featurette aims to bring respect back to studio horror films

05.31.2016

Vera Farmiga Patrick Wilson James Wan The Conjuring 2

Although there's not a lot that scares me when it comes to horror films, there's something about haunted house tales and stories about possession which set my hair on end. In recent years there have been two films in that genre which have kept me up at night, INSIDIOUS and THE CONJURING, both originating from James Wan. The upcoming sequel to THE CONJURING is a little over a week away and will see Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Horror flicks don't always get the most respect, but James Wan claims that that's something he wants to change in a new featurette for THE CONJURING 2.

Although I'm a big fan of both THE CONJURING and INSIDIOUS, I ended up being a little disappointed with the second chapter of INSIDIOUS. Here's hoping that THE CONJURING 2 doesn't end up in the same boat. Wan's latest film once again delves into the case-files of the Warrens, this time focusing on the Enfield Poltergeist who haunted two sisters at a council house in the London Borough of Enfield.

THE CONJURING 2 is set for a June 10, 2016 release.

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3:12PM on 06/01/2016
I'm a big, big fan of a lot of the classic 60's & 70's horror (especially The Shining and Suspiria). I can't remember the last time a mainstream studio horror film actually did anything for me, but I finally watched Insidious after like 20 people recommended it to me and was disappointed. It just felt like the same generic studio horror I've seen a million times before (compare that to The Witch or The Babadook or Let The Right One In, which are all legitimately unnevering, plus just plain
I'm a big, big fan of a lot of the classic 60's & 70's horror (especially The Shining and Suspiria). I can't remember the last time a mainstream studio horror film actually did anything for me, but I finally watched Insidious after like 20 people recommended it to me and was disappointed. It just felt like the same generic studio horror I've seen a million times before (compare that to The Witch or The Babadook or Let The Right One In, which are all legitimately unnevering, plus just plain quality cinema to boot). So my question is, is The Conjuring actually that much better or is it just more of the same too?
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8:07AM on 06/01/2016
The problem with James Wan's horror films is that you see them once and that's it. Each repeated viewing of his films makes me like them less and less. But there's films like the Exorcist, Halloween, The Omen, that I just like even more and more with each repeated viewing.
The problem with James Wan's horror films is that you see them once and that's it. Each repeated viewing of his films makes me like them less and less. But there's films like the Exorcist, Halloween, The Omen, that I just like even more and more with each repeated viewing.
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11:31PM on 05/31/2016
If you want to make people respect studios' horror films, those horror films shouldn't have too many Jump Scares or just loud noise to shock the audience. Why can't they be more like horror movies like in the 70s or 80s, namely The Changeling, The Omen or The Exorcist?
If you want to make people respect studios' horror films, those horror films shouldn't have too many Jump Scares or just loud noise to shock the audience. Why can't they be more like horror movies like in the 70s or 80s, namely The Changeling, The Omen or The Exorcist?
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12:08PM on 06/01/2016
Totally agree. I like movies that work for scares, not shock me into it. I felt the first film did that. There were creepy things but not a whole lot that jumped out at me. I appreciate films like The Orphanage and having a bit of a slow burn without having stuff jump out.
Totally agree. I like movies that work for scares, not shock me into it. I felt the first film did that. There were creepy things but not a whole lot that jumped out at me. I appreciate films like The Orphanage and having a bit of a slow burn without having stuff jump out.
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