It’s a big weekend on several levels. There is, of course, Easter, and at the movie theaters, Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice is looking to outpace the first Hunger Games movie for biggest March opening on record, while also seeking a place high on the highest grossing opening weekend of all time. And on the West Coast, WonderCon is going on, which offers several major panels on big Hollywood films that are in production or will be seeing release this year. Amongst the movies there is The Conjuring 2, the James Wan-helmed folow-up to The Conjuring, the 2013 sleeper supernatural-thriller hit, and Wan took the moment to premiere a brand new trailer for The Conjuring 2 (click here to read Tommy’s full rundown of the panel, during which Wan offered up some tantalizing teases for the sequel).
From the looks of things, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson), the paranormal investigators at the center of the first Conjuring film, are now themsleves being hunted by a specific angry spirit that’s been channeling itself through a young English child. It’s a simple story that allows for maximum scares, which is what really matters with these films, and the imagery that is gleaned in the trailer is in line with most of Wan’s typically frightening creations; a special nod to the creepy nun character. We’ll have to wait until June 10th to see how exactly all of this spooky stuff pieces together, but the general look of everything here suggests plenty of big scares are on their way.
Here’s the new trailer for James Wan’s The Conjuring 2:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Conjuring 2:
Director James Wan brings this supernatural thriller to the screen with another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.