I saw The Conjuring 2 and I didn’t at all expect to like it. I’m not into horror films and Enfield is too close to home for a ghost story for me.
Nonetheless I actually quite enjoyed it, even if it was hugely stupid that Patrick decided to paint the Nun just because he saw her in his dream. Like that’s not a nice painting to have. I have bad dreams I don’t think “Oh gee this would look good on my wall…”
In Patrick’s line of work, surely he knows that demon possessions and such in dreams are entirely possible and that you shouldn’t go around painting them?
Anyway, from the modest The Conjuring back in 2013 grew a pretty big franchise, including Annabelle, Conjuring 2, the hugely successful The Nun, and the upcoming Crooked Man film. And now there’s going to be another…
The Conjuring 3 is on it’s merry way and while it’s lost James Wan as a director, he’s staying on as a producer, and handing the reins to Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona).
Wan said in a statement:
“While working closely with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, I got to know him as a filmmaker. Chaves’ ability to bring emotion to a story, and his understanding of mood and scares, make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film. I’m excited to be back as producer and continue with Vera and Patrick on the next supernatural adventure of the Warrens“
It’ll be good to see Vera Farmiga again, who seems to work exclusively in horror films these days, alongside Patrick Wilson – or “budget Chris Pratt” as I like to think of him.
Meanwhile, The Nun continues to perform outstandingly in the box office somewhat against the odds.
I don’t know… it looks scary.
Images via New Line Cinema