Annabelle Comes Home trailer

Gary Dauberman has become a key figure in the horror world, and particularly the Conjuring Universe having written all three Annabelle films and The Nun, plus the two-part Stephen King adaptation It. He makes his directorial debut with the third Annabelle spin-off, Annabelle Comes Home.

Taking place immediately after the first Conjuring film, the new movie finds Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) bringing the cursed Annabelle doll to their private Artifact Room. While they’re out for the night, Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) babysits for Judy Warren (McKenna Grace). Mary Ellen’s friend Daniela (Katie Sarife) sneaks into the Artifact Room and opens Annabelle’s case. Things don’t go well.

We just spoke with Dauberman a month ago for the DC Universe premiere of Swamp Thing. Just to show how quickly things can change in Hollywood, Swamp Thing was cancelled shortly thereafter with many stories emerging about why. Dauberman spoke about that, as well as his adaptation of Salem’s Lot. Annabelle Comes Home is in theaters this Friday.

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Annabelle Comes Home early buzz

Gary Dauberman has been one of the key creative forces responsible for building out James Wan‘s extended Conjuring Universe. He wrote the first two Annabelle movies – the first of which was widely derided, but the follow-up was seen as a significant improvement. Dauberman also wrote the third entry, Annabelle Comes Home, and that new film also marks his directorial debut.

So how did he do? How does this latest Annabelle stack up against the previous entries? The first reviews have arrived, so read on to find out. Read More »

The Nun Reviews

While The Nun was critically slammed, there’s no denying the dollar signs that appeared in New Line Cinema’s eyes when the Conjuring spin-off made $365 million worldwide. A sequel was an inevitability. It was just a matter of when, and who would be involved.

Now we know at least one name. The Nun 2 is moving forward, with screenwriter Akela Cooper set to write the script. She may not be a household name, but she’s cut her teeth on plenty of genre projects before this, so she has the bonafides to help us care about the people populating the screen between the jump scares.

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