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Is there any religious ground for a demon to give up its name?

This is a hard question to answer simply because opinions will vary depending on religious philosophy but I'll attempt to explain the philosophy behind it without getting too specific although I may ...
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How did the tapes falling scene in the train trigger Ed Warren to check the tape?

When the tapes fell from the luggage, the reels from two tapes crossed each other and that triggered the idea in Ed Warren's mind to mix ghost voices of Janet's multiple recordings into one. And that ...
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What was the riddle given by Bill Wilkins?

The Riddle was: I am given and I am taken. I was there at your first breath, But you didn't ask for me. But I will follow you till your death. The Answer was name. That is what was needed ...
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Do I have to see "Annabelle" to understand "The Conjuring 2"?

Annabelle is a prequel/spin-off to The Conjuring. The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 are the adventure stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren. There is not any special story link between these movies. ...
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What was the significance of nun attire of the demon in The Conjuring 2?

According to an interview in Week in Weird it was (director) James Wan and the real-life Lorraine Warren's idea: While the name of the demon had been decided upon early on in the process, Wan ...
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Why would the demon do this in "The Conjuring 2"?

The demon wasn't the one telling Lorraine the demon's name. Lorraine's gift comes from God, which allows her to receive visions of demonic activity. The visions were one of the ways that God ...
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Why did they use shallow focus on Ed Warren's role while talking to the demon?

In addition to Ankit's answer. I believe the effect was done to add two things: special effects, and the element of the unknown. Special Effects: By leaving the image of the girl blurred, it became ...
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Is Zoetrope an independent demon?

There is no evidence in the movie that Zoetrope used to terrorize the little boy on the order of that Nun demon. It just had two or three appearances in the entire movie. Therefore, it is safe to ...
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Why did they use shallow focus on Ed Warren's role while talking to the demon?

It was used to give the benefit of doubt in the mind of audience. The original case of Enfield Poltergeist was also quite vague in terms of interpretation of being a real Poltergeist story or just a ...
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Is Zoetrope an independent demon?

As AJ speculated, they are planning a film about The Crooked Man: On May 31, 2017, Safran said there was a possibility of a Crooked Man film. On June 14, 2017, it was reported that a spin-off film ...
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Why would the demon do this in "The Conjuring 2"?

It could be argued that another spiritual being was helping guide Lorraine in her visions in order to learn the demons name. Lorraine has never just felt dark and evil connections so it could be the ...
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What was the riddle given by Bill Wilkins?

I am given and I am taken. I was there at your first breath, But you didn't ask for me. But I will follow you till your death. Many say the answer is "name". However I prefer "Faith". They ...
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Was Janet responsible for inviting the demon into her house?

If the movie is based on the "real life events": yes. Did the paranormal activity begin after they played with a Ouija board? Yes, at least according to the real Janet Hodgson, who says that ...
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Who came up with the name for the demon?

The name "Valak" is given to the demon in The Conjuring 2, and it's the same demon hinted at in the first Conjuring film, as well as the main villain in The Nun. The idea was based on occult accounts ...
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What was the riddle given by Bill Wilkins?

I am given and I am taken. I was there at your first breath, But you didn't ask for me. But I will follow you till your death. Many say the answer is "name". However I prefer "Faith". They knew the ...
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Why would the demon do this in "The Conjuring 2"?

Adding on the answers given above we see another instance where there is external help to Lorraine. The alphabets are arranged in a manner where the name of the demon is clearly apparent. However, it ...
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