This month marks the release of the latest installment of the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle Comes Home.
As we recently noted, the Conjuring films (The Conjuring 1,2 and 3, The Nun, Curse of La Llorona, Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation and the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home) center on real-life demonologists and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The original 2013 movie was written by brothers Chad and Cory Hayes. They are vocal Christians who were raised in a family of missionaries and have used some of their family’s actual stories of spiritual warfare as inspiration for some of their films (you can hear them talk about their spiritual upbringing here).
Here’s the trailer.
The new Annabelle movie is co-written and directed by Gary Dauberman. He’s a big deal right now in the horror film world. Along with writing Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation and The Nun, he also penned the massive hit It and the upcoming sequel, It Chapter Two. Dauberman is also writing the highly anticipated adaptation of the TV series Are You Afraid of the Dark.
He’s also a Christian and is known for weaving religious themes into his work. Dauberman previously told RELEVANT, “I gravitate toward things like this because it affirms death is not the end. It’s more of a paragraph break. I think it’s important to establish there’s something else out there.”
As you can see from this new featurette, faith seems to play a significant role in this film as well.