MANILA, June 6, 2016 – As a treat to horror fans, Warner Bros. has announced that the year’s most eagerly awaited horror thriller “The Conjuring 2” will have special midnight screenings on Thursday morning, June 9 at 12:01AM in selected theaters at regular admission prices.
“Fans of the horror genre are one of the most appreciative and expressive moviegoers out there, and holding midnight screenings for `The Conjuring 2′ is our way of enhancing their movie-watching experience,” says Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.
The movie has been rated R-13 with no cuts (only patrons 13 years old and above will be admitted).
The participating theaters (in alphabetical order) are: Abreeza Davao, Alabang Town Center, Century, CommerCenter, Eastwood, Evia, Fisher Mall, Gaisano Davao, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Newport, Power Plant, SM Aura, SM Clark, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Pampanga, StarMall Alabang, StarMall EDSA, StarMall San Jose, Trinoma, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa and Vista Mall Taguig. (Please check your favorite theaters for updates, if they’re not on this list as of presstime).
James Wan is a master of paranoia, of playing on such universal fears as being in the dark, being alone and, in the case of “The Conjuring 2,” being overtaken by the unknown. “Everybody has fears,” he says. “My job is to tie into the collective subconscious and into our greatest fears, in this case it’s the unexplainable—demons, possession, haunting. These are things that really happened, that really happen, and that makes them that much more terrifying. For me, as a filmmaker, it’s a really creative genre. You can kind of do anything…so long as it scares the hell out of the audience!”
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air”) and Patrick Wilson, star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s “The Conjuring,” which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. It went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to “The Exorcist.”
Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, June 09, “The Conjuring 2” is a New Line Cinema presentation and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.