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Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Gary Dauberman, and produced by Peter Safran and James Wan. It's a sequel to Annabelle and the seventh installment in The Conjuring Universe.
It was released in the United States on July 3, 2019.
The Warrens have brought the Annabelle (doll) doll to a place where she can no longer wreak havoc: their Artifacts Room. Annabelle awakens the room’s evil which sets its sights on a new target: the Warrens’ ten year-old daughter Judy. All together they deal with Annabelle’s chaos.
In 1968, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren decide to bring the Annabelle doll to their home after claims from two nurses, Debbie and Camilla, that the doll would often perform violent activities in their apartment. It just so happens that the Annabelle doll summons demonic spirits to attack the Warren family during the drive home, however he survives, and Annabelle is locked in a glass case in their artifact room and ia then blessed by Father Gordon to ensure that the evil is suppressed.
Four years later, the Warrens greet Mary Ellen, who is in charge of babysitting their young daughter, Judy, while they work on a case overnight. Shortly afterward, at school, Judy sees the spirit of a priest, and it begins to follow her, becoming attached. Mary Ellen's friend Daniela shows up uninvited to the Warren home, curious about potentially speaking to the deceased after suffering through the death of her father. Searching throughout the house, she eventually finds the keys to the artifact room in the Warren's home office and sneaks inside. She starts touching interesting and sensitive artifacts, trying to determine the best one to contact her dead father. During her e escapade, she accidentally leaves Annabelle's glass case unlocked, and the horror begins shortly afterwards as the ghostly spirit of Bee Mullins is released. During the night, Annabelle also releases other spirits, including the Ferryman, the Bride, a set of possessed samurai armor, a haunted Feeley Meeley board game, and the Black Shuck. After a boy named Bob, Mary Ellen's crush, comes by to see her, he is attacked by the Black Shuck demon and hides in the backyard. Then, Mary Ellen is attacked by the Ferryman spirit and Judy is confronted by Annabelle. Daniela also becomes trapped in the artifact room and starts being tormented by a spirit-possessed monkey toy and an old CRT television that can allegedly predict the future.
Terrifyingly, a bloody and screaming future Daniela appears on this television after answering what seems to be a cursed telephone. As the present Daniela reaches to answer the phone, Judy and Mary Ellen burst in in the nick of time and stop her from doing so. The trio then escape from the room, and Judy explains that they have to lock Annabelle in her glass case once more so the other spirits will return to rest. However, once they attempt to retrieve the doll, Daniela becomes possessed by the Bride. Mary Ellen and Judy find the cursed doll after the good priest's spirit, who became attached to Judy after meeting each other at the school. acted as her guardian, and showed them the way. Daniela finally recovers from her possession once Judy plays Ed's recorded footage of the Bride's exorcism. The group then manages to retrieve the case key after being attacked by the Feeley Meeley board game. Finally, Annabelle is locked in her case once more, and the disturbances and other spirits return to their ghostly resting places. The trio is then also reunited with Bob, who also survived.
The following morning, the Warrens return and are told by the trio about the eventful night. Daniela apologises profusely to Lorraine, who then gives Daniela a message she received from Daniela's father.
- Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren
- Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren
- Mckenna Grace as Judy Warren
- Madison Iseman as Mary Ellen
- Katie Sarife as Daniela
- Stephen Blackehart as Thomas
- Steve Coulter as Father Gordon
- Jaida-Iman Benjamin as Liza
- Kenzie Caplan as Debbie
- Michael Cimino as Bob Palmeri
- Samara Lee as Annabelle Mullins
- Mackenzie Foy as Leah Form
In April 2018, Warner Bros. announced July 3, 2019, as the release date for an as-yet untitled new film in The Conjuring Universe. Later that month, it was announced that the film will be a third Annabelle film, with Gary Dauberman signed on to write and direct the film in his directorial debut. James Wan and Peter Safran will co-produce the project. The film was later rescheduled to be released on June 26, 2019.
During the 2018 SDCC, Wan and Safran revealed the film's events would take place after Annabelle and would focus on the doll after she was kept in the glass box in the Warrens' museum; Dauberman later confirmed this by stating that the film will take place shortly after the beginning of The Conjuring where the titular character is introduced, but also before many of the events of the franchise's first installment.
By September, Michael Burgress was hired as the film's cinematographer. Later that month, Mckenna Grace and Madison Iseman were cast in the film as Judy Warren, the Warrens' 10-year-old daughter, and one of Judy's teenage babysitters.