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The Conjuring 2 brings its chilling update to London

8th June 2016
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Are you ready to jump out of your skin again? The Conjuring 2 is about to open, and this time around, even the production team was a bit nervy. There’d been some eerie happenings while the first film was shot, so this time around, when the shoot began in LA, a Catholic priest from Santa Fe was brought in to bless the set.

Based on another real-life case of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, this film is set in 1977, when the duo head to London to help the Hodgson family. Here’s the trailer.

In November last year, the filmmakers were in Camden to shoot a car speeding through the night streets, from University Steet, onto Gower Street, along the junction with Torrington Place and then left into Keppel Street. The Seventies car was joined on the shoot with six other period action cars, so the streets wouldn’t look empty.

Shot with the permission of Scotland Yard, the Met Police Film Office also provided outriders to create a rolling roadblock for the action sequence. And Senate House accommodated tech rigging to make the shoot possible.

FilmFixer manages the film office service on behalf of Camden Council. FilmFixer director Karen Everett said this sequence for an important period shoot worked extremely well. “This shoot, on behalf of a Hollywood production, was managed extremely efficiently by all involved. It’s a brilliant example of what’s possible in London when all the relevant authorities are working together.”