We’ve seen ‘The Conjuring’ grow into a multi-faceted cinematic universe of horror and ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ is the latest installment of the franchise. We’ve seen quite a few of these films spin-off from one another and the trailer for this one seems to include new ghosts that could also branch off into new territory.
Writer and director Gary Dauberman talked about The Ferryman who is the stand out character in the previews:
“One of the things that’s always haunted me when I go online and look at certain s—, is the pictures of those corpses with the coins over their eyes, which was to pay The Ferryman, which was something that I always thought was really this cool idea. There’s a very Grim Reaper-esque quality to all that stuff, so it was something I wanted to dig into here.
As great as these new ghosts all appear to be, the idea for spin-offs wasn’t in mind while they were created and that isn’t what is behind any of the new terrors being brought to life on the big screen:
“There’s been some artifacts that I’ve really sort of fallen in love with, that I would love to scratch beneath the surface I’ve presented here, and see what’s up with them. But I didn’t look at this process, or I know James (Wan, producer) didn’t, going, ‘What other stuff can we absolutely spin-off into other movies?’ [It’s about] what works for this movie, and then if people seem to dig it, then we’ll got from there. I mean, when James did The Nun for Conjuring 2, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, that’s going to be great as a spin-off.’ It was just the audience seemed to really respond to it — for good reason, because she’s terrifying — and then going, ‘Well, okay, that feels like a movie.’ But it’s always been a very organic process, which I’ve always respected and like about it.”
If that holds true, it seems that the organic process will mean that The Ferryman will appear in his own outing down the line if he has enough screen time in ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ to capture the imagination of audiences everywhere.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Annabelle Comes Home’? From the previews alone do you feel that The Ferryman or any other character might be worthy of having their own film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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’ to haunt your local theater on June 26th, 2019!
Source: Entertainment Weekly