The real life horror adventure of Ed and Lorraine Warren will continue with The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return to the sequel and reprise their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Ed and Lorraine Warren’s story will be investigating the famous poltergeist activity in Brimsdown, Enfield, England in the years 1977 to 1979. It is now famously dubbed as the The Enfield Poltergeist.
The Enfield Poltergeist was so famous in the late 70’s that a lot of news companies such as Daily Mail were keeping at tab on the events, and also lured Ed and Lorraine, until it stopped in 1979. Cinemablend explains the claimed happenings in Enfield:
“The case began in the titular Northern suburb of London, England in 1977. There, divorced single mother Margaret Hodgson lived with her four children, who ranged in age from seven to 13. But their happy home life was turned on its head when bizarre phenomena began to occur. The Hodgson children began to complain that their beds shake in the night, a chest of drawers moves in the dark, and mysterious knocking sounds resound throughout the halls. Later, LEGOs would be seen soaring through the air. At first, Margaret believed her kids were making it up, or pitching LEGOs about themselves. But as things escalated, she couldn’t ignore that something strange was going on.
This was not a case of a haunted home, as much as haunted children. Both of Hodgson’s daughters claimed to have been stalked by this poltergeist, tormented at school or when visiting with friends. Margaret began to fear that her eleven-year-old Janet was the key focus of this spirit’s attention.”
From the first The Conjuring movie, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return to reprise the lead roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.
In addition to the two stars, New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers has posted a casting call which reveals some of the characters that will be scared to death in The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.
- JANET HODGSON – AGE 11 · CAUCASIAN
She is a thoughtful and curious girl from Enfield, London. Working class. We are looking for an exceptional child with emotional intelligence for this role.
- BILLY HODGSON – AGE 8 · CAUCASIAN
Billy is the youngest of the Hodgson siblings and suffers from a stutter. He is cute and playful – the baby of the family.
- MARGARET HODGSON – AGE 14 · CAUCASIAN
Margaret is the oldest Hodgson child. She is a sympathetic and supportive young woman. She is academic and mature.
- JOHNNY HODGSON – AGE 10 · CAUCASIAN
He is quick-witted and picks fights with his siblings. He is a good footballer – boyish.
Filming of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist will start this summer 2015. They will shoot at Los Angeles, California and England.
The Hodgson family’s nightmare will be relived in The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist on June 10, 2016.