Warner Bros. Studios wants you to be afraid in advance. They are offering advance screenings of “The Conjuring 2” on June 6 before the wider release on June 10. Did I mention they’re offering it free? You heard me right. This may indicate that Warner is somehow desperate for audiences to watch the movie. Just replace the cross in the hands of Patrick Wilson in the photo above with a ticket.
Warner has partnered with A.V. Club to offer free passes for an advance showing of “The Conjuring 2.” Unfortunately, the bookings are full at the moment. But you can enter your email address at wbtickets and join the waiting list, hoping that someone decides to get scared and cancels their tickets to the event at the last moment. But then, you’ll be one among many waiting to watch a movie for free. It’s a long shot, I know. But it’s better than blurry, shaky pirated copies, right?
According to IMDB, real-life “Ghostbusters” Lorraine and Ed Warren, portrayed once again by Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (“Insidious”), travel to northern London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. London countryside is really spooky, we know. It’s the fault of those sad-looking leafless trees, overcast skies and scary, dilapidated mansions and castles.
Director James Wan is a horror movie veteran, having directed “Saw,” “Dead Silence,” “Insidious,” “The Conjuring,” “Insidious: Chapter 2,” and now “The Conjuring 2.” He has also produced most of the “Saw” movies, “Annabelle,” “Insidious: Chapter 3,” and the forthcoming “Annabelle 2” and “Insidious: Chapter 4.” Wan directed some action in between all these violent horror fantasies called “Furious 7” and has been announced as the director of DC’s “Aquaman.”
It’s a tough time for Warner Bros. especially after the debacle of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” If the much-anticipated fight between two iconic comic book superheroes did not prove to be box-office gold, what will happen to the Jason Momoa fish-man movie? He’s an actor whose last major starring role was as Conan (not the talk show host) in the really unnecessary, poor remake of “Conan the Barbarian,” which was not surprisingly a box office failure. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger is “nothing but a relic from a deleted timeline” these days.
Watch the trailer below.