I’ve never been a big fan of Hollywood horror movies. Mostly because I watch a lot of the Asian horrors, and I still think they are far scarier than the American ones (try watching Thai and Japanese horror films. They’re next level scary). That’s why I was quite confident that watching Conjuring and Conjuring 2 is like a walk on the beach.
A few days ago, we were invited to the advanced screening of the second instalment of the blockbuster flick Conjuring entitled ‘Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist’. I must admit, the first one was so good – it slightly changed my perception about American horrors. When I entered the cinema I was still sceptical and far too confident that I can sit through 134mins without flinching. Sequels are always terrible, right?
I was wrong.
This was us at the advanced screening, and I’m sure this will be you too:
1. You’ll feel invincible entering the cinema: “I got this.”
2. You think the first few minutes of the film won’t scare you at all… but then the camera movements were so on point that you’re just like:
3. Or any part for that matter.
4. But the truth is, you’re not doing well after all.
5. STAGE 1: Denial – At the start of the film, you’ll be like “Oh, that wasn’t THAT scary. Lemme just eat more popcorn and eat my fear away.”
6. STAGE 2: KEEPING IT COOL – Mid-way you’ll be like… *sh*t just got real*
7. STAGE 3: NO TURNING BACK – What she said…
8. It’s like being on a roller coaster ride; kind of enjoying it, slightly regretting it.
9. Seeing the closing credits is the best thing ever. *Phew* “We made it!”
10. You get home and Google ‘horror of Enfield’ as if the movie wasn’t scary enough to keep you awake at night.
Conjuring 2 is not just made to scare. The film itself is well-made, storyline, cinematography and acting were an improvement from the first one. So far, it has garnered a good response from film critics and audiences alike.
I would highly recommend watching the movie this weekend (but not Sunday as you need sleep). And watch it with a group of friends. The more people you can gather the better.
Watch the trailer
THE CONJURING 2 is now in showing cinemas nationwide.
Rating – R13
Consumer Advice – Violence and horror scenes
Run Time – 134 minutes