Anticipation Alert: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Well, we are almost 5 months into the horror movie bonanza of 2016 and so far it’s been pretty……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……oh sorry, I snoozed off there.  Even talking about the current crop of 2016 horror movies makes me drowsy.  Yes, there have been a few hits and surprises (10 Cloverfield Lane, The Witch), but for the most part it’s been kind of ho-hum this year.  However, all that could be changing on June 10th, when The Conjuring 2 is released to hopefully breathe a little life into the near lifeless body that is 2016 horror.


Anytime you have that many crucifixes in your house, things probably aren’t going to be sunshine and rainbows.  Now, I have to declare that The Conjuring was a smack in the face to me back in 2013 when it came out, and to this day remains on my list of horror movies that I tell people they have to see.  It was smart, scary, and visually all that and a bag of chips.  Do the kids still say that phrase nowadays?  Anywho, judging from the trailer for The Conjuring 2, I think it’s safe to say that it will be one of the creepiest horror movies of 2016.

The Conjuring 2 will find our favorite paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) flying to merry old England to take on some more possessed entities and creepy nuns apparently, as evidenced by the trailer.  James Wan is back in the director’s chair, and recently he even put together a Virtual Reality Experience to hype you up even more for the June 10th release date.  So stay tuned my friends, as I will be giving you my thoughts and review on The Conjuring 2 as soon as I see it.  By the way, do you think it would be impolite to ask Vera Farmiga to marry me?

Anticipation Alert: The Conjuring (2013)

Damn you effective trailers!  Yep, once again a horror movie trailer has managed to pull me in and inject me with a big dose of anticipation.  Most recently, I had the Evil Dead trailer do that to me, and now we have a trailer for James Wan’s new supernatural tale called, The Conjuring.  I’m a pretty big fan of James Wan and I honestly think he knows his horror and definitely knows how to get under people’s skin.  First he gave us Saw (groundbreaking for it’s time), then Dead Silence (which was a bit uneven, but super creepy), and lastly Insidious (I’m on the “not overrated” side of the fence on this one). The trailer for his latest directorial effort, The Conjuring, dropped yesterday, and it is honestly one of the most effective teaser trailers I’ve seen in a long time.  Especially for the over-saturated ‘supernatural’ film genre.  Take a gander below and let’s discuss after:

I pretty much love everything about it.  The tone, the creepiness, the clapping game, and I applaud the title card at the end because it really evokes that classic horror movie feel from the 70’s and 80’s.  It reminded me of when I saw Ti West’s, The House Of The Devil, for the first time (those who have seen it know what I’m talking about with the opening credits).  The Conjuring is however another one of those “based on true events” movies with the story focusing on a family in the 70’s that has a little haunted farmhouse problem and need the assistance of a husband/wife paranormal investigator team played by Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (a celebrity crush of mine).  Scheduled to be released on July 19th, stay tuned for more info on The Conjuring and let’s hope that the finished product pays off like the teaser trailer did!