The marriage of Ed and Lorraine Warrens has barely left the haunted house of Amityville, and forces of dark evil prepare to strike again. Something loud and dangerous haunts London Enfield and turns the life of a single mother with four children into a living nightmare. Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) has a bad feeling about it and she is haunted by disturbing dreams. Due to these bad omens she is reluctant and do not want to go to England to help the family. Her husband, Ed Lorraine talks her into going to London, but he insists on making it quick. They both agree not to involve in the matter, just give quick report to Vatican officials, who insist on verifying the authenticity of strange occurrences.
The massive success of The Conjuring inevitably resulted in the creation of sequel: The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, which takes place in London. The tension rises quickly and the mastery of the director – James Wan – can be visible in each take. The light dances with the shadow and there are many creepy elements: starting with terrifying toys from first half of the 20th century, through demonic pictures and flooded basements to creepy old attics. But even taking into account the fact that James Wan uses a wide selection of popular tricks characteristic to the genre, he manages to do it with style and particular skilfulness. He is the master of new ways of reinterpretation of well-known narration tricks used in horrors.
The effortless charm of the story was possible mainly due to protagonists – who are younger versions of the most popular investigators in the history of parapsychology and paranormal activity. The director casts some light on their past, reveals the story behind their relationship and confronts them with interesting existential conflict. The director shows that in the pop culture there is a place for devoted Catholics as well. Warrens defeat forces of evil with their faith and modern technology. The script was based on a real story which took place in London.