Warner Bros. have released another trailer for the latest instalment in the Annabelle franchise, and it’s already freaking people out.
Annabelle Comes Home is set to be an origin story for the infamous haunted doll. It’s the third Annabelle film in total and the latest expansion to the Conjuring franchise, originally launched by James Wan with, aptly, The Conjuring.
The new film stars returning actors Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, while a new ensemble cast is introduced to the fray.
You can watch the new trailer here:
Speaking to ComicBook, about the new film, producer Peter Safran said:
[Director] Gary [Dauberman] and James [Wan] and myself just thought this was the opportunity that the third Annabelle movie was the opportunity to really raise the stakes.
Also, the opening scene of The Conjuring…It opens up on the half face of Annabelle. We just always liked the idea of, ‘Well, what happened after they left there? We see them taking the doll. What happens?’ It was something that other people had asked us in the past as well and we just thought we’d explore that story.
Exploring this idea, Annabelle Comes Home takes place between the events of The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, and sees the new cast members playing a mysterious board game which, no doubt, will prove to have horrifying consequences.
Director Guy Dauberman said:
I’m not a huge fan of horror comedies but I love comedy in my horror if that makes sense, so I like moments of levity. So I’m leaning to that a little bit more on certain moments because I find if we hit those moments where people laugh and then get scared right away I’d like to try and lay on that.
I’ve been playing around with that a little bit more. And it just fits the girls too because they’re so upbeat that sort of teenagers world in a house sort of thing we’ve been trying to capture too.
If the trailer’s anything to go by, it seems to be working, as one person commented: ‘Got goosebumps after seeing this!!’ While another said: ‘Damn! I love this universe!’ Another viewer added: ‘I just got the chills watching this trailer can’t wait to watch the full film.’
Well there’s not long to wait now, Annabelle Comes Home hits UK cinemas from June 28, 2019.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.