The Memes:

What Are Frogs

Wild N Out- London Bridge

This Ain’t About Him

This Ain’t About Him- She-Ra Version

 

Summary: Rotten Tomatoes

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.



Nerd Corner:

Dr. Walter’s theory of why we like horror movies: tension, relevance, unrealism

Unpacking relevance and who is understood to be the “universally relatable family,” how identity and power interact

Studies showed that we need horror movies to be unrealistic enough in order to enjoy them

 

Kate Notes:

Starting it off right with mommi vera

Introduction of spooky toys, check. 

Just drawing all over that with the pencil planchette 

The juxtaposition of being scared shitless while watching a comedy

Anxiety over failed motherhood. The washer sprays everywhere. Can’t do anything right type vibe/everything falling apart around her

Wow that girl really clonks her head good

And Johnny is there too lol. It’s all about Billy, Janet, or Margaret. Johnny just happens to be a sibling also in the house.

I love when a ghost isn’t afraid to be like “yeah, this is who I am. I’m here, bb”

When did she transform into the old man???

The moment with the camera. LOL. Hefting it, looking around. “Ah, it’s so small and light.” poking fun at the era’s tech

Ed can’t help it, he’s just drawn to fixing cars and leaky pipes

It’s not that easy to line up audio my dude

Identification and horror-> the “every person/family” -> combined with common anxiety and tension around land and home ownership 

 

Tropes:

Reality is Unrealistic- The Conjuring 2 Behind the Scenes

Trauma Swing

A Form You Are Comfortable With

Bait and Switch

One Steve Limit



Sources:

Cooper, Kelly-Leigh. (2019, May 27). Javier Botet: Meet the actor behind Hollywood’s monsters. BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48266431 

 

Eisenberg, Eric. (2016, April 4). Why The Conjuring 2 Isn’t Only Focusing On The Amityville Horror House. Cinema Blend. https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Conjuring-2-Isn-t-Focusing-Amityville-Horror-House-122627.html 

 

Griffiths, Mark D. (2015, October 29). Why Do We Like Watching Scary Films? Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-excess/201510/why-do-we-watching-scary-films