Good sequels are hard to come by. This is doubly true in the horror genre, where sequels risk becoming serialised and formulaic -- but The Conjuring, released in 2013, was always a different kind of horror film. The sequel follows closely in its footsteps, making use of strong characters and relationships to drive its spooky story. While The Conjuring 2 doesn't fall victim to the horror genre's proven inclination towards clones, the sequel feels familiar in a way that fans of the original film will appreciate.
Warning: spoilers within!