Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/03/2019
Good horror movies in the 21st century are rare, and good horror sequels are even rarer. This follow-up to the 2013 film manages to be both of those things.
Indyfreak - wrote on 06/22/2016
Just when you think James Wan has played every trick in the book when it comes to horror, suspense, and good old-fashioned scares, he catches you off guard and you love him for it! The Conjuring 2 is a damn good sequel to a damn great horror movie. Though the trappings are similar (a haunted house, a demonic presence) and you'll know when certain scenes happen thanks to the spoiler filled marketing, this is one unnerving and relentlessly frightening movie.
Amy - wrote on 06/15/2016
Not as good as the first. I almost don't care because the art direction on these movies is *so good* -- the first 45 minutes were actually pretty great in terms of gorgeously-rendered 1970s details and some lovely camera work, along with nicely understated scares and solid performances. Then unfortunately everything went over-the-top and got silly. Some of the special effects were cool in principle but just the *wrong* aesthetic for this particular movie, completely out of joint with the rest of the film. Like Tim Burton showed up and randomly directed a couple of scenes. After that, the movie never quite recovered its mood, and there were way too many scenes that produced more giggles than scares.