The Beginning of Conjuring
The Conjuring is a horror movie franchise that started in 2013. The first movie was directed by James Wan and starred Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie was based on a true story and followed the Warrens as they investigated a haunted farmhouse in Rhode Island.
The Sequels and Spin-Offs
The success of The Conjuring led to several sequels and spin-offs. Annabelle was the first spin-off movie that focused on the creepy doll that appeared in the first Conjuring movie. The movie was a commercial success and led to two more Annabelle movies.
The Conjuring 2 was released in 2016 and followed the Warrens as they investigated a haunting in London. The movie was also based on a true story and was another commercial success. The Nun, another spin-off movie, was released in 2018 and focused on the demonic entity that appeared in The Conjuring 2.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was released in 2021 and was the eighth movie in the franchise. The movie was based on another true story and followed the Warrens as they investigated a murder case that involved demonic possession.
The Timeline of the Conjuring Movies
Here is the complete timeline of the Conjuring movies:
1952-1971: The Curse of La Llorona
The Curse of La Llorona is not directly connected to the other Conjuring movies, but it takes place in the same universe. The movie is set in 1971 but includes flashbacks to 1952. It follows a social worker who tries to save a family from a vengeful ghost.
1967: Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to the first Annabelle movie and takes place in 1967. It follows a group of orphans who move into the home of a dollmaker and his wife.
The first Annabelle movie takes place in 1968 and follows a couple who experience terrifying events after acquiring a vintage doll. The movie includes a time jump to 1971, where the couple seeks help from the Warrens.
1971: The Conjuring
The first Conjuring movie takes place in 1971 and follows the Warrens as they investigate a haunting in a farmhouse in Rhode Island.
1973: The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2 takes place in 1973 and follows the Warrens as they investigate a haunting in London.
1952-1977: The Nun
The Nun is set in 1952 but includes flashbacks to 1977. It follows a priest and a novitiate who investigate the suicide of a nun in Romania.
1981: Annabelle Comes Home
Annabelle Comes Home takes place in 1981 and follows the Warrens’ daughter Judy as she faces the evil spirits released by the Annabelle doll.
1986: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It takes place in 1986 and follows the Warrens as they investigate a murder case that involves demonic possession.
The Future of the Conjuring Franchise
The Conjuring franchise has been a huge success for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. There are already plans for another spin-off movie, The Crooked Man, which is based on a character that appeared in The Conjuring 2. There are also rumors of a third Conjuring sequel in the works.
Whether you are a fan of horror movies or not, it is hard to deny the success of the Conjuring franchise. With its unique blend of true stories and supernatural horror, it has become one of the most successful horror movie franchises of all time.