9. Most of the rest of The Conjuring 2 was embeded in the north London district of Enfield, where Ed and Lorraine handle the case of the haunted Hodgson household and seek advice from a set of European devil hunters played by Franka Potente and Simon McBurney (both likewise based upon genuine individuals who factored into the 2015 British TELEVISION series The Enfield Haunting).
“I want I have some insane story of someone flying through the air, however we didn’t have [somebody to] bless the set on the very first one and we did on the 2nd one,” Wilson informed the Jakarta Post. “But I did get a video. It happened after I left one night, there was a video of giant curtains blowing pretty violently by themselves. There were no door open, no fan, no air conditioning. There was nothing. It was very strange. It’s like the wind came out of nowhere and was blowing very violently. That was very unexplained, I just have to say.”
And they did, in truth, have actually a priest come bless the Los Angeles set (where they constructed a copy of the Hodgson house on the Warner Bros. lot) prior to they got rolling.
“It’s a smart idea because you’re not talking about vampires and werewolves, you’re talking about human evil,” Steve Coulter, who played the priest who summons the Warrens to England, informed Yahoo Movies. “Why not err on the side of caution?”
Especially because the case of the Enfield poltergeist at 284 Green Street, where single mother Peggy Hodgson and 2 of her 4 kids—in addition to different psychics, next-door neighbors and others—declared to have actually experienced all sorts of phenomena in between 1977 and 1979, was the most well-known supposed haunting in the U.K. When the production lastly transferred to Enfield, nevertheless, they did not shoot in the real home.
“I’m sure the last thing those people want to do is relive anything that went on there,” Wilson informed the Jakarta Post, “but we shot at a place that looks identical and it was literally just a few blocks away.”