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James Wan is known as a master of the horror genre: his films have started a number of popular franchises including Saw and Insidious, but there's one that's closer to his heart, that he said he would only come back to if he felt he could make a worthy sequel -- The Conjuring.

The Conjuring 2 hits cinemas this week, so we sat down to talk with James Wan about practical effects, romance in horror movies and being inspired by Nicholas Cage films.

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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!