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The Conjuring 2 set for release in October 2015

Warner Bros has announced that The Conjuring 2 will be spooking up cinemas in October 2015.

The sequel to last year's ghost-centric chiller will appeal to the Halloween crowd by opening on 23 October 2015, just a few weeks after spin-off Annabelle , which is set for 3 October.

Original Conjuring writing team Carey and Chad Hayes are back onboard, as are stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.

There's no official word on the plot yet, though rumours have already circulated that the film could revolve around the haunting of two sisters in Enfield, London.

Considering the real-life Warrens investigated over 10,000 cases in their time, there's plenty of material for the Hayes' to rinse for scares.

One person apparently not returning for a second go is director James Wan, who's currently working on Fast & Furious 7 (opens in new tab) .

Last year, Wan announced that The Conjuring (opens in new tab) would be his last horror film, calling it his "swan song to the genre".

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.