Ed and Lorraine Wilson are back in action. Just like in the first movie, this is based on a true story of an actual case that they worked on. This one occurred soon after the events from the Amityville Horror, this time in England in 1977. After I watched the movie, I went back to learn more about the actual event that inspired the movie, and it was remarkable how closely they stuck to the original story, not to mention that the aspects of that case were pretty amazing.
The Conjuring was an absolutely fantastic movie, and although I enjoyed this movie, it definitely was not as good as the first movie in the series. What this movie had were some good scares, a compelling plot, and good central characters. Both the characters of Ed and Lorraine Wilson, along with the actors that play them, really make the movie work. Patrick Wilson, especially, is an exceptional actor. There was plenty of drama, but what hurts the movie is that there were some major plot holes. Without trying to spoil too much, the part where Ed Wilson figures out what is going on and they return to the site of the haunting after deciding to abandon the case, is a bit silly. Still, compared to most of the horror movies that get released these days, this is top notch, and the best horror movie I’ve seen since the first Conjuring movie.