New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have given horror fans something to look forward to by setting a release date for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist - June 10, 2016.
The maestro of modern horror flicks, James Wan (SAW, Insidious), will return to direct the spooky sequel, with filming scheduled to begin next summer. The director is currently in post-production for Furious 7, which he said in part motivated him to return to the genre that made him famous:
It was during the editing of Fast & Furious 7 that my brain started sparking ideas for The Conjuring sequel. Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated.
Fans of the first film will be pleased to hear that both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will be reprising their roles as the paranormal investigator duo, Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Enfield Incident
Although no details regarding the new movie's plot have been officially released, the sequel's subtitle may give us a clue as to what audiences can expect.
The Enfield Poltergeist was the name given to a series of alleged paranormal activities that occurred in a small English village called Brimsdown. As the story goes, in 1977 Peggy Hodgson, a single parent, phoned the police after her children claimed furniture was mysteriously moving in their home. Other claims included the presence of unattributed demonic voices, loud noises, and levitating children.
The incident received much media attention, though the veracity of the family's claims is still in dispute. However, the real life counterpart of the film's protagonist, Ed warren, claimed he witnessed one of the children "sound asleep, levitating in midair."
Whether you believe in the story or not, I'm sure Wan's take on events will be suitably terrifying!