UPDATE: A new teaser trailer - one that's substantially expanded from the teaser teaser trailer we ran this morning (sigh) - has been released. We've added it at the bottom of this post.
The first teaser trailer for James Wan's The Conjuring 2 is here, and it's...well, let's take a look.
As a teaser trailer, the above clip gets its one job done: it reminds you that you saw The Conjuring and it informs you that a sequel is en route. Gotta respect the restraint being shown by marketing, especially after the first film's trailer (partially recycled here) ruined what was probably the scariest sequence in the entire film.
Then again...maybe one fresh scare wouldn't have hurt, right? This teaser's definitely got atmosphere (and I legitimately love the weird wording in that "The Next True Story..." title card), but I can't help but feel a little underwhelmed. Maybe I'm just ready to see James Wan tackle a different flavor of horror than "Haunted House".
The Conjuring 2 opens June 10th. You guys gonna check it out, or what?
PS: I'm aware the still up top isn't from The Conjuring 2, but the stills released thus far just weren't doing it for me, and picking the one above (from the first film) makes it look like Patrick Wilson is pointing at our logo. We have fun here.
UPDATE: Alright, so it turns out that international teaser from this morning was a teaser-teaser of some sort (dismissive jerk-off motion here), and an actual teaser has just been released. This one contains substantially more footage (and dialogue, even!) from The Conjuring 2. Here ya go:
So, that's a big improvement, and hopefully not too spoilery! We're given a better idea what the film's about - the Enfield haunting, which you can read more about here - and we get a quick look at a number of spooky goings-on: windows shattering, a ghoulish shadow moving across a wall, a bunch of rotating crucifixes, a solid jump scare..there's even a Shining-style scrollup for the director credit! I'm into it. What do you guys think?