Evil returns in the 'Annabelle Comes Home' trailer!

The cinematic universe that launched in 2013 with “The Conjuring” has grown substantially over the past six years. Not only did 2016 bring us a direct sequel, but we’ve had several spinoff films, including “Annabelle,” “Annabelle Creation,” “The Nun” and the upcoming “The Curse of La Llorona”. Today, Warner Brothers Pictures and New Line Cinema have delivered another tale of the evil doll Annabelle with “Annabelle Comes Home”. Not only is this film chronologically the most recent, it also features the return of “Conjuring” and “Conjuring 2” stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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.

“Annabelle Comes Home” stars McKenna Grace (“The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted”) as Judy, Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen, and Katie Sarife (“Youth and Consequences,” “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela.

Gary Dauberman, who makes his directorial debut with “Annabelle Comes Home,” also wrote the screenplay from a story by James Wan & himself. Executive producers include Michael Clear and Michelle Morrissey. Dauberman’s behind-the- scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess (“The Curse of La Llorona”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle Creation,” “The Nun”), and costume designer Leah Butler (“Annabelle Creation”).

From New Line Cinema, the film is set to open in theaters July 3, 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.