Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Stubborn Demon Delivers a Good Scare

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Stubborn Demon Delivers a Good Scare

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ANOTHER week, another sequel.

Hollywood's reliance on the guaranteed money of franchise filmmaking is clearly going to remain the norm for a very long time, and honestly, I've spent so much time talking about it that it's starting to feel like the "airline food" of film criticism.

Although, James Wan's The Conjuring is admittedly a film with tremendous franchise potential.

Following the real life case notes of paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, there's always going to be a different haunting to discover or new demon to exorcise.

Stories can organically happen without having to create a reason why Jason Vorhees is back from the dead again.

In the Conjuring 2, Ed and Lorraine are still battling both the metaphorical and literal demons they encountered during their most famous case in Amityville.

This trauma follows them to a new case in London where a working class, Enfield family is being terrorised by a poltergeist.

This is a series very much inspired by its setting, not just in terms of the real life protagonists but also the style of horror at the time. …

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