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Stanley Kubrick’s cameo in The Conjuring 2

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Horror Movies, Movie History, Movies, Stanley Kubrick, Symbolism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

The Conjuring 2’s director, James Wan, has acknowledged a Kubrick influence upon his filmmaking, especially the ultimate haunted house movie, The Shining (1980). At the beginning of The Conjuring 2 (2016), during the séance at the Amityville house (112 Ocean Ave), a Stanley Kubrick look-alike is seated to the right of Lorraine (Vera Farmiga, left) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson, center).

Left: From The Conjuring 2 (2016). Lorraine (Vera Farmiga, left) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson, center), and, to the right, Kubrick’s doppelganger. Right: Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining ca. 1979.