The tough thing about documentary-style horror films, is that it takes a lot of setup time before the scary stuff starts to happen. That’s the main problem with Writer/Director/ Producer James Wan’s The Conjuring 2.
When you start to add in the usual stupid moves of characters that are typical to most horror films, you make some of your viewers…like me…start to drift off.
The saving grace or, in this case, graces of The Conjuring 2, however, are actresses Vera Farmiga, who I’ve never seen give less than a top-notch performance, and Madison Wolfe, who plays the spirit-afflicted young British girl. They are enough to bring the film to life and add the essential spookiness.
I give The Conjuring 2 a 3 out of 5.