A brand new trailer has arrived for the third entry in the Annabelle franchise that features Conjuring leads Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). The ever-expanding Conjuring universe is now seven movies in already, but worlds collide in Annabelle Comes Home that serves as a sort of sequel to The Conjuring as well. Having been absent from the first teaser, the Warrens are front and centre in the latest trailer or at least featured!
Longterm Conjuring Universe writer,Gary Dauberman, makes his directorial debut with Annabelle 3 having written the vast majority of the spin-off films. After exploring her origins in two prequels, as the title suggests the titular haunted doll comes home to the apparent safety of The Warrens’ collection. However, things take an unexpected turn when Annabelle sets her sights on The Warrens’ young daughter and unleashes the horrors of the many supernatural and cured objects in the Warrens’ house.
As successful as The Conjuring spin-offs might be, none have managed to match the Wan’s films in terms of quality. The Nun had a few moments, but it was almost entirely reliant on cheap frights in contrast to Wan’s more psychological approach. Regardless of that, it’s great to have an expansive horror franchise. The recent The Curse of La Llorona might only share a minor character with Annabelle (Father Perez), but it still managed a robust $120 million worldwide. Directed by Michael Chaves, La Llorona served as an audition for The Conjuring as he’ll take over from Wan to helm The Conjuring 3 that’s due out next year.
Starring Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, Annabelle Comes Home arrives in cinemas on June 26.
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.