Synopsis: Set in 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren examine a haunted house in Enfield, England occupied by single mother Peggy Hodgson and her four children.
Director: James Wan
Runtime: 134 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 22 (6 major, 16 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: The Conjuring 2 has many more jump scares than the original and most are quite effective owing to the tension generated in the minutes preceding each scare. The first half contains the majority of the scares (although there are still 3 or 4 effective ones in the second half).
Jump Scare Times
2:28 – A loud gunshot during a quiet scene may startle some viewers.
3:43 – The woman on the bed turns her head suddenly and says “what did you do”.
6:02 – The little boy laughs and runs past Lorraine.
6:15 – The Lutz family suddenly appear in front of Lorraine.
6:52 – Lorraine looks back at the mirror and the nun is standing right behind her reflection, she looks away and looks back once more and the nun is now right in front of her.
21:38 – Janet starts talking in a much deeper voice.
22:51 – Janet starts talking again and is revealed to be standing directly in front of Margaret’s bed.
26:20 – A man’s voice roars loudly.
29:44 – A telephone rings during a quiet scene.
31:47 – Janet sees a reflection on the television of a man sitting on a chair.
32:01 – The man now appears behind Janet and he screams “my house”.
34:49 – Janet wakes from her sleep as she crashes to the floor.
38:49 – A man yells and the bed sheets are pulled off Janet’s bed.
39:52 – The bedside cabinet suddenly slides across the room.
45:31 – A tape player suddenly turns on during a tense scene.
47:41 – After putting her hands around the painting the nun suddenly runs at Lorraine.
1:20:22 – Bill shouts Janet’s name and attacks her.
1:20:52 – Through an opening in the door Peggy sees Janet be pulled away and replaced with Bill.
1:33:02 – Peggy looks down and sees Bill’s face in the water. He reaches out and grabs Peggy’s arm.
1:36:09 – Janet reappears in the kitchen holding a knife.
1:47:38 – The nun puts her hand on Bill’s shoulder.
1:59:22 – Ed looks up from the turntable and sees the crooked man looking at him.
(Major scares in bold)