Case files of renowned demonologists! Okay, I had never heard of these people, but I do live under a rock. I really do dislike this insistent message of fear that is all things Christianity. This sort of thing does no one good; there’s enough in the world to be concerned about without creating and reinforcing a constant culture of fear.
“The Conjuring 2” is written by Christian screenwriters Chad and Carey Hills, and in their new horror film they hope to spread the message that God will conquer evil.
New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring 2,” directed by James Wan (“Furious 7”), brings to the silver screen another real case of the paranormal from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who use their faith to drive out demons. The hair-raising thriller will hit theaters June 10.
Although a straight horror film, the writers of “The Conjuring 2” want people to see that evil exists in the form of demons as written in scripture, but God will always triumph over them. The film also tackles spiritual warfare, prayer and faith in God.
CP: What advice does the movie offer to help people have faith in God?
Hills: Have faith in God, because he’s the winner. Through Him, evil is banished, a young girl is saved, and a family is brought back together. Without the Warrens and their faith, none of that would have happened, and this film is just one of millions of examples.
CP: There’s a quote in the movie that says, “God will be there for all who need.” Where did this principle come from, and what can you tell skeptics who do not believe that?
Hills: It’s something that we just believe in, and have had eyewitness accounts of that being truthful. Some may not see it as that, as they think what they need is one thing, and don’t see what God has provided them. We would encourage the skeptics to open their hearts and minds, and take a step back, and really look at their lives, and track the good as well as the bad. They may just be surprised at the outcome.