New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for Annabelle Comes Home, the third installment of the evil demonic doll corner of James Wan‘s Conjuring Universe. Gary Dauberman, writer on the first two Annabelle films as well as The Nun, takes over director’s chair duties in his feature-directing debut.
The Annabelle movies have usually been pretty hit or miss, but I’m super into this premise. It’s basically a crossover event movie for the modern-day horror genre, pitting Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) against the dead-eyed doll. It’s like the Conjuring Universe’s Avengers, mixed with a version of Night at the Museum that’s possessed by the devil.
Check out the trailer below. Annabelle Comes Home—which also stars McKenna Grace and Steve Coulter—hits theaters on June 28.
Here’s the official synopsis for Annabelle Comes Home:
Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “IT” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman”), who has produced all the films in the “Conjuring” franchise, and “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan (“Aquaman”).
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
The film stars McKenna Grace (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted,” “Captain Marvel”) as Judy; Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen; and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences” and “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela; with Patrick Wilson (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” films) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Dauberman directed the film from a screenplay he wrote, from a story by Dauberman & Wan. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Michelle Morrissey and Judson Scott served as executive producers.