There have only been two “Annabelle” films thus far and even though we only have a small sample size, I’m willing to say that the franchise is on an upswing right now. The first “Annabelle” left a lot to be desired, but “Annabelle: Creation” was a pretty fine film. Will the next “Annabelle” movie manage to keep the trend going? The title is pretty terrible, but the newest trailer gives me hope.
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.
We’ve known for a bit that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga would reprise their roles as Lorraine and Ed for the upcoming “Annabelle” film, but I didn’t expect the trailer to feature them so heavily. I can’t imagine their presence will be as prominent in the movie, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens. I’m guessing they’ll bookend the story by appearing at the beginning and then showing up to either save the day or just after the nightmare is over.
“Annabelle Comes Home” hits theaters on June 28th.