Review: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Pfffft.  Screw that new Ghostbusters movie coming out next week.  Ed and Lorraine Warren are the REAL ghostbusters and they’re all about busting up the fun that several nasty entities are having in the long awaited sequel to James Wans’ 2013’s stellar flick The Conjuring, appropriately titled The Conjuring 2.  The question on everyone’s mind when a horror sequel comes out is always whether or not it’s as good, or maybe even better, than the original.  And I’ve read some reviews calling this new incarnation ‘The best horror sequel ever!‘.  Well, as the great Harvey Keitel once said…..Let’s not go sucking each other’s dicks just yet.   Continue reading

Anticipation Alert: ‘Insidious Chapter 2’

One of the biggest horror surprises for me in the last few years was the enjoyment that I got out of James Wan’s Insidious in 2010 and also the amount of money it pulled in (almost 100 million) considering the 1.5 million it cost to make.  It gave me hope for other small budget horror films that didn’t have a gimmick, to make it big and continue to bring real original horror to the mainstream.  So it goes without saying that I was more than happy to see the news this morning that a sequel is on it’s way, with James Wan returning to direct and Leigh Whannell back in the writer’s saddle again!

*your make-up makes you look like a whore*

The sequel is officially being called Insidious: Chapter 2, so we can pretty much assume we’re going to get more of the same, especially with the entire cast returning as well (Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye).  But where exactly could they go with the story?   Continue reading