Why do they even bother to make trailers for horror movies anymore? They usually waste all the best scares, and they’re mostly formulaic at this point, especially spooky ghost stories that involve crucifixes, nuclear families, and things that go bump in the night. That’s essentially what you get in the trailer for James Wan’s sequel to 2013’s blockbuster horror The Conjuring.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, only this time they’re investigating the Enfield Poltergeist, a haunting that took place in London from 1977 to 1979. You can tell it’s set in England because the haunted little girl has a British inflection, which should be just enough difference to warrant a double dip. Maybe. Probably not.
Similar to the terrifying trailer for the original, this one focuses on a couple of specific scenes, but they’re hardly as effective as the hide and go clapping that had audiences jumping from their seats three years ago. That scene actually wound up being the most iconic moment from that film, so here’s hoping its follow-up has more scares than what follows below.
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist hits theaters on June 10th via Warner Bros.