The Conjuring 2 is coming to us horror fans very soon. So soon, in fact, that I’m already visualizing my ass heading out to the theaters next weekend, and what kind of snacks I’m going to choose when I’m standing at the concession stand 🙂
Yes, June 10th is when The Conjuring 2 hits theaters, and James Wan is back to direct, which is awesome if you’re a horror fan. I think it goes without saying that James Wan is one of the best active horror directors out there right now.
In a new featurette video released by Warner Bros. Pictures, you can see how James Wan is redefining the horror genre with The Conjuring 2.
Check out the barely-over-2-minute video below:
Honestly, don’t expect a ton from the video. Granted, it’s nice to see some behind-the-scenes shots, and Wan giving his opinion on why horror films work, it’s still only a two minute featurette. Therefore, you’re not going to get a ton of info out of it.
However, it’s definitely interesting how Wan mentions the importance of establishing characters in horror films, and that if you feel for the characters, you’ll have more of a connection with them when the scares come into play. He also mentions that he plans on making a Hollywood horror film that’s actually respectable — and I believe him.
First of all, James DEFINITELY understands character development and the importance of it. This is prevalent in all of his films, and I think more filmmakers out there should take some serious notes. As far as a respectable horror film is concerned — James Wan — to me, still emits that independent filmmaker approach in his films. His movies, to me, feel like an indie filmmaker that’s been given a budget, and he’s freaking going for it.
Therefore, I definitely can’t wait for The Conjuring 2, and I’ll let every single one of you know what I think of the film after I see it. I’m excited, and for great reason. Oh, and in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the official trailer for The Conjuring 2:
So, what did you think about the featurette? Do you think James Wan is successfully redefining the horror genre? Let us know by leaving a comment below!