No rest for the scary from thrill maestro Wan
THE CONJURING 2 (NC16)
Horror-thriller/134 minutes/Opens today
CAN someone please help this family move out of their house?
Not because it's the obvious thing to do, but because at a certain point, we really start to pity the Hodgsons.
In The Conjuring 2, single mother Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor) and her four children are haunted by a poltergeist in their Enfield home in London, prompting paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) to intervene.
Director James Wan, a veteran of the horror genre, has no problems torturing his viewers with tension before unleashing hell.
What is even more terrifying is that he takes care to develop characters to root for, then proceeds to exhaust them with endless horrors.
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