Last year saw the release of Annabelle, which was the first of a few planned spin-offs of the hit horror film The Conjuring. Next year, an official sequel to the 2013 film is on its way, and story details have just been confirmed. So read on to find out what you can expect!
As was previously rumored, we now know that the official title of the film is The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, the name being derived from a real-life haunting that occurred in the late 1970s – just a few years after the events of The Conjuring.
The story begins in Enfield, England in August of 1977, when single mother Penny Hodgson phoned the police and claimed that knocking sounds were heard on the walls of her rented home and furniture seemed to move around on its own. It wasn’t long, she claims, before her young children started to levitate off the floor, and demonic voices were heard throughout the home.
Like the case that inspired The Conjuring, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren were brought in to investigate the claims, and Ed firmly believed that Penny’s two daughters were demonically possessed. He claimed that he saw them levitate in their beds, and even reported that one of them dematerialize in front of his eyes, only to reappear 20-minutes later – her body stuffed into a fuse box and contorted in an unnatural way.
Lorraine Warren has gone on record as saying that the ‘Enfield Poltergeist’ case is one of most terrifying experiences of her career, which needless to say makes it the perfect subject matter for The Conjuring‘s first true sequel.
Both Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, which is set for release on June 10th, 2016. Last we heard, James Wan will be returning to direct.