The Conjuring 2

Two ghost hunters attempt to exorcise a family's house.

 

United States
Canada
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Christmas
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Cultists: 
Cleric
Relative: 
Offspring
Sibling
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Spirit
Unknown
Object: 
Painting
Ouija Board
Psychics: 
Telekinetic
Toys: 
Zoetrope
7.04
It will haunt you for weeks!
7.04
6
8
8
3
3
4
Performances
Pace
Photography
This is one of the scariest movies you’ll ever see. James Wan, writer and director, surpasses himself by polishing his style. He uses camera tricks he’s perfected and loud noises to make us cringe and jump. This film contains one of the largest amounts of jump scares in horror movie history. It is relentless; a long roller-coaster ride. It simply won’t let you breathe!
The picture mostly centers on one case of haunting and possession, but a couple of subplots orbit around it. We’re basically dealing with a ghost, a spirit and a demon, which convolutes the story but prevents it from burning too slowly and having pacing issues. In other words, you might spend most of your time covering your face. There is always something horrible going on and tension never drops.
The actors are stellar; even the kids. The photography is textured, always controlled; never too light and never too dark. The camera movements are fluid and mathematically synchronized with the effects. You can’t even tell what is practical and what is computer-altered. The only problem, here, is the procedural. Convenient conclusions to complex phenomena are pulled and turn out to be right.
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