Simon Delaney - shooting The Conjuring 2 was chilling


Simon Delaney - shooting The Conjuring 2 was chilling

The Conjuring 2 is in cinemas next week, with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) taking on the Enfield haunting in London in the 1970s.

It's another masterful horror film by director James Wan who brings a real sense of style, not to mention plenty of scares. Irish fella Simon Delaney has a part in the new film and that's a bit curious as he's openly adverse to the horror genre.

We sat down for a chat with the Bachelor's Walk and Driving Miss Daisy star and asked if actually shooting a horror film isn't really creepy at all, or can things still get scary on set?

"There’s a scene when Madison [Wolfe] comes down the stairs and shes speaking in tongues and the fire explodes and misses my head by an inch. That’s pretty edge of the seat stuff to film even." says Delaney.

"There are tricks in how they shoot it and all that but you’re still in a room with five kids screaming at the top of their voices. That’ll chill anybody’s blood." The 45 year old actor says that it's all part of building the experience to make it feel real.

"And even in that two seconds before they shout ‘action’... and I'm hunched on the floor in the sitting room and I look out the window and the rain’s lashing down and you just turn your head to look at the kids and they’re cowering in their beds with Peggy."

And that intensity is all part of what director Wan brings: "Just for that two seconds it really takes you in there, that’s not by accident – it’s James Wan. He’s made sure that everything around you will take you where you need to be. So that’s how you get a performance like that out of Madison, in the hands of somebody like him."

So there you have it - even being on set for a James Wan film is terrifying, not to mention how creepy it is in the cinema!

The Conjuring 2 is in cinemas from the 13th of June, 2016.

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