Yesterday we received our first good look at the highly-anticipated sequel to The Conjuring, due out June 17th and based on the true story of the ‘Most Haunted House in Britain’.
The Enfield Poltergeist caused havoc on a quiet London street in the late 1970s, and became the centre of a media storm as the tabloids converged, eager for the sensational story. For two years The Hodgson family of Green Street became the most infamous Londoners in the world.
The activity remains compelling today. It has been adapted for the small screen and served, in part, as the basis for the 1992 TV play Ghostwatch. Director James Wan is the man taking The Conjuring’s paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) across the Atlantic and into a maelstrom of supernatural happenings. It is the perfect next step for The Conjuring series to take.
We visited the set of the film late last year, and we’ll bring you our report in good time. Two new images are below, but let’s get our first look at the film with the teaser trailer.
The first image gives us our first good look at two crucial players in this chilling real-life drama. Below, seated around the kitchen table are Simon McBurney and Frances O’Connor as paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse and matriarch of the besieged family Peggy Hodgson respectively. McBurney looks the spit and image of Grosse in particular which is a nice touch, not least because Grosse himself looked exactly what you’d expect an paranormal investigator and part-time scientist to look like…
The second image is far more sinister with Vera Farmiga looking under siege herself in one of the bedrooms of the North London house.