Ranking the Entire Conjuring Universe

Spanning 8 years and 8 movies, The Conjuring Universe has demonstrated what Universal’s Dark Universe could have been.  Starting as a just a standalone movie, the franchise organically grew between sequels and spinoffs to the point that each movie does a great job of standing on its own, while giving dedicated fans tons of references and Easter Eggs to connect the dots with. All of … Continue reading Ranking the Entire Conjuring Universe

The Real Story Behind “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

As all the trailers and promotional materials suggest, yes Arne Johnson really did plead not guilty to manslaughter in 1981, and his lawyer (along with Ed and Lorraine Warren) contended that it was due to demonic possession. However, the murder and subsequent trial are merely the tip of the iceberg to a much larger and more complex story.  So with the release of The Conjuring: … Continue reading The Real Story Behind “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

5 Warren Cases That Would Make Great “Conjuring” Movies

None could have anticipated back in 2013 that The Conjuring would spark an entire cinematic universe.  Not only has it proven that a horror universe can be successful (take notes Universal), but it also seems to have its act together more than Warner Brothers’ other franchise, the DCEU. And it all began with the paranormal investigations of husband/wife team Ed and Lorraine Warren.  They began … Continue reading 5 Warren Cases That Would Make Great “Conjuring” Movies

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” Trailer Finally Arrives

Another casualty of the pandemic’s effect on movies, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is finally getting released in just 6 weeks in both theaters and on HBO Max (after getting delayed from its 11 Sept 2020 release date).  And with only 6 weeks to go, Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema finally eased the fans’ collective tension and released a trailer to … Continue reading “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” Trailer Finally Arrives

10 Best Couples in Horror Movies

On the surface, horror and romance don’t seem like they inherently go hand in hand.  However, when we look at the genre as a whole, there’s no shortage of couples who are either fun or fascinating to watch.  So in honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to look at the 10 most interesting couples in horror movies, in order from most … Continue reading 10 Best Couples in Horror Movies

How the “Annabelle” Trilogy Got Better with Each Movie

Without a doubt, the most iconic visual to come out of 2013’s The Conjuring was that of the creepy Annabelle doll.  Its story serves as the film’s prologue, and it does a great job of both introducing Ed and Lorraine Warren, while also setting up an unsettling tone. So it wasn’t a really a surprise that Warner Brothers announced an Annabelle spinoff.  From it spawned … Continue reading How the “Annabelle” Trilogy Got Better with Each Movie

Movies That Are (Technically) Part of the Conjuring Universe

Since 2013, Warner Brothers’ Conjuring Universe has been going strong as the single successful shared universe in the horror genre (much to the dismay of Universal and their short lived “Dark Universe”). Based around the paranormal cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, there’s no shortage of stories to pull from, given that they were in the paranormal business for well over 50 years!   However, the … Continue reading Movies That Are (Technically) Part of the Conjuring Universe

“Annabelle Comes Home” Movie Review

2019, R, Directed by Gary Dauberman, Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema, 106 minutes Nobody ever expected something as simple as the Annabelle doll would be getting an entire trilogy of films, but here we are.  Initially, it seemed like nothing more than desperate cash grab by Warner Brothers, which was still completely true. But in a strange turn of events, each entry in the spinoff series … Continue reading “Annabelle Comes Home” Movie Review