Child's Play Action Figure and Real Annabelle Doll

Most toys don’t have the ability to scare the hell out of you, but when it comes to the demonic doll Annabelle and the possessed buddy Chucky from Child’s Play, they won’t stop “playing” with you until you’ve taken your last breath. And if you’re brave enough to bring them home, you can add them to your collectible shelf, thanks to Mezco Toyz and their new detailed collectibles for each terrifying toy. Check out the real Annabelle doll and detailed Child’s Play figure below. Read More »

The Conjuring Dresser Scene

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: The Conjuring reveals its frightening villain with the film’s biggest scare sequence.)

Few horror movies have shaped the genre over this decade quite like 2013’s The Conjuring. Its hugely successful theatrical run proved there was a robust appetite for horror at the box office, inspiring other studios to follow in its wake. Moreover, it marked the birthplace of an ever-expanding franchise that includes sequels, spinoffs, and spinoff sequels in what’s been dubbed The Conjuring Universe. 

It’s easy to see why, too. The Conjuring is a chilling culmination of everything horror master James Wan had learned in his career so far. From the nail-biting suspense of the Saw franchise, hard lessons learned in Dead Silence, and reinvigorating haunted houses in Insidious just two years prior, Wan was well prepared to deliver the scares. Boy did he deliver the scares. The Conjuring is a major juggling act of unrelenting terror; the scares come nearly nonstop. There are countless memorable moments that are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine, but none manage to top the petrifying reveal of the film’s central antagonist, the evil witch Bathsheba – played by none other than Insidious’ Lipstick-Face Demon actor and film composer Joseph Bishara. 

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annabelle comes home review

At some point, the ghost-chasing Warrens might want to consider getting rid of all that spooky stuff they have locked away in the spare bedroom. As played memorably by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, the couple – based very loosely on real-life paranormal investigators – were first introduced to movie audiences with 2013’s superior haunted house flick The Conjuring. In that ghost adventure, we got our first glimpse of the Warrens’ artifacts room, loaded floor to ceiling with seemingly innocuous objects that are far more dangerous than they look. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were being set-up.

This room, with its many terrifying tchotchkes, was the breeding ground for an entire cinematic universe. Each of the items in this room has a story to tell – and the so-called Conjuring Universe is thrilled to tell them to willing audiences. Which brings us to Annabelle Comes Home, the latest installment in the franchise that practically turns the artifacts room into a supporting character.

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annabelle comes home clip

Annabelle Comes Home is ready to jump-scare you right out of your skin. Don’t believe me? Then you should watch a newly released clip, which features a long, quiet build-up to one of the loudest jump-scares I’ve ever witnessed. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you to decide! Watch the Annabelle Comes Home clip below.

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Annabelle Comes Home VR Experience

Annabelle Comes Home hits theaters later this month. But before the haunted doll unleashes even more terror in the household of Ed & Lorraine Warren, you can explore their infamous artifact room, full of items tied to all sorts of evil entities, demons, spirits and more. You can get a glimpse at the new Annabelle Comes Home VR experience below. Just make sure you don’t touch anything. Read More »

Lorraine Warren obituary

Real-life ghost hunter Lorraine Warren, who, with her late husband Ed, inspired The Conjuring series, has died at 92. The Warrens made a name for themselves investigating several famous hauntings, most notably the Amityville Horror case. In 2013, Vera Farmiga portrayed Lorraine in James Wan’s hit horror film The Conjuring, which would go on to inspire both sequels and an entire cinematic universe. While the veracity of Lorraine’s psychic abilities are dubious at best, her intentions were likely pure, and her legacy will continue to live on – much like the ghost stories she helped popularize.

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the conjuring 2 photo

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The Conjuring 3 scares up a release date.
  • Jason Reitman shares a behind-the-scenes Ghostbusters 3 pic, and some promo art finds its way online.
  • Kevin Hart does some hype-building for Jumanji 3.
  • No, Jackie Chan isn’t making Rush Hour 4. Or The Karate Kid 2.

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annabelle comes home first look

If you’ve been craving more creepy dolls in your life, today’s your lucky day! James Wan, grandaddy of the spooktacular Conjuring Universe, shared a first-look at Annabelle Comes Home, the third entry in the Annabelle series. Once again, that damn scary doll will be front and center. And in a nice change of pace, Conjuring stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga – who usually don’t bother appearing in these spin-offs – will have parts in the film, although they won’t be the main characters. See the Annabelle Comes Home first look below.

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The Conjuring 3

The Conjuring universe has been growing quite a bit in the past few years. Not only has the spin-off Annabelle sparked a franchise on its own, but The Nun became quite the success earlier this year, and The Crooked Man spin-off is still on the way. But with Annabelle 3 bringing Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) into the fray in a much more prominent way, what does the future of The Conjuring franchise look like?

Patrick Wilson has been making the publicity rounds for this month’s release of Aquaman, and a recent interview eventually turned to The Conjuring franchise. While the actor couldn’t reveal much about the sequel, what he did say certainly makes us curious about what will happen. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen.
  • Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role.
  • Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years.
  • J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears.

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