The highly-anticipated follow up to James Wan’s smash hit fright-fest The Conjuring, entitled The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist is set to hit US theatres on June 10th (the UK follows a week later on June 17th).
Finally, we have the very first teaser trailer, which promises to ratchet up the chills and tension that were so well established in the first movie (check it out for yourself below – it’s recommended you keep the lights on for this one).
The Conjuring 2 takes on another of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s (played by returning actors Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) real-life case studies, with the action relocated to late-1970s England where a particularly nasty poltergeist is tormenting a young girl. Wan returns as director, and also takes a co-writing credit.
The project was actually green-lit prior to The Conjuring even being released in cinemas, with New Line and Warner Bros. reportedly having serious faith in its storytelling and, presumably, its scare potential. Considering The Conjuring is the fourth highest grossing horror movie of all time, it’s likely The Enfield Poltergeist will make a significant splash when it’s released this summer.
The Enfield case was described by Lorraine Warren as the most terrifying of her entire career, so the material seems ripe for horror movie exploration. And, judging by the first teaser trailer below, we’re going to get more than a fleeting glimpse of what the two investigators went through trying to solve this especially dark case.