Annabelle Comes Home is the third movie in the Annabelle series and the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe, but it's aiming to be different than all of those previous installments. As the Annabelle series' third installment, Annabelle Comes Home continues the story of the infamous Annabelle doll, which began with John R. Leonetti's 2014 film. But it's also uniquely placed in the franchise's timeline, thus making it a sort of midquel to Annabelle and The Conjuring films.
Set in the early 1970s, Annabelle Comes Home is written and directed by Gary Dauberman (IT, Annabelle) and stars McKenna Grace as Judy Warren, Madison Iseman as Mary Ellen, and Katie Sarife as Daniel, among others. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, respectively, in Annabelle Comes Home. However, their roles are a little more than a cameo. Audiences will still manage to see Ed and Lorraine on some of the tapes they've recorded, which will play in at least one sequence in the new film.
While much of Annabelle Comes Home's story is being kept under wraps, what has been confirmed is that it takes place after the opening sequence of The Conjuring (when the nurse brings the Annabelle doll home), but before the events of the rest of the film. So, it's a sequel to the first Annabelle movie (seeing as Annabelle: Creation was a prequel to that film), while also still being a prequel to The Conjuring. Therefore, it's the perfect opportunity to bridge both corners of the Conjuring Universe together.
- This Page: Annabelle Comes Home Scene Descriptions & Trailer
- Page 2: Annabelle Comes Home Character Descriptions From The Cast
- Page 3: Details On The Warrens' House & Other Trivia From Set
We had the chance to see two scenes being filmed while on the set of Annabelle Comes Home. The first scene was quite brief and was only between Judy and Mary Ellen. At first, Mary Ellen is walking through the hallways of the house, calling out Judy's name, as if she was searching for her. Mary Ellen finds Judy in a bedroom (not her own and perhaps Ed and Lorraine's room), praying on her knees. Mary Ellen immediately stops her, saying, "Judy? Judy, hey." Judy says something back to Mary Ellen, but the sound was soft and a bit unclear.
In the second scene, Daniela is watching one of Ed and Lorraine's tapes when Mary Ellen walks in and turns it off. Daniela then talks about one of the Warrens' cases, about a bridal gown that kills the bride wearing it, with the blood disappearing afterward so that it can be worn again by another bride. Mary Ellen isn't having any of it and doesn't want the tapes played at all. So, to protect Judy, Mary Ellen wants to do something more lively, fun, and appropriate for them. (Funny thing is, the projector malfunctioned in one take, which led to Katie Sarife joking about Annabelle taking over.)
Annabelle Comes Home Teaser Trailer
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema released the first teaser trailer for Annabelle Comes Home shortly before the set visit embargo lifted, and you can watch the trailer in the section above. It accurately represents what Screen Rant and other outlets were shown on set in November 2018.
- Annabelle Comes Home (2019) release date: Jun 28, 2019