Halloween is around the corner, and it’s only fair that we go on a fright spree to spook ourselves crazy. The spookfest would include parties, dress-ups, home decor, and most definitely horror movie marathons.
There are many movies that you can catch while in the mood for all things All Hallows. One franchise that cannot go amiss and has left a mark of its own on the horror genre is The Conjuring franchise. It introduced us to the cursed doll, the terrifying nun, the weeping woman La Llorona (not a part of the franchise, but you get our point), and just about the right kind of spook you would want as a horror fan.
Today we will talk about The Conjuring movies in order for your Halloween viewing pleasure.
The Conjuring Movies In Order
- The Conjuring (2013)
- Annabelle (2014)
- The Conjuring 2 (2016)
- Annabelle: Creation (2017)
- The Nun (2018)
- Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
- The Nun II (2023)
The Conjuring Series In Order
Get ready with your popcorn and some horror makeup and vibe to go and get set for the Conjuring universe to engulf you in its dark and sinister grip. We are going to give you The Conjuring chronological order of the plot and not the date of their release so you can understand how the story unfolds.
It is the fifth installment of the Conjuring universe but can actually be considered the first. Corin Hardy, director of the film, takes the story back in time to 1950s Romania. The story unfolds with a priest, played by Demián Bichir, and a novitiate, played by Taissa Farmiga, going up against the terrifying demon Valek the Defiler. He is first introduced in the film The Conjuring 2.
This is the 4th installment in the Conjuring World and the second film in the Annabelle trilogy. It is directed by the man behind Shazam! And Lights Out, David F. Sandberg. Annabelle: Creation unfolds the origin story of the doll Annabelle who was first featured on screen in the 2013 film. Tee film’s story takes place three years after the events of The Nun. A miserable doll maker, played by Anthony LaPaglia, and his wife, played by Miranda Otto, bring home a group of orphaned young girls. One of them, called Janice, played by Talitha Bateman, who is suffering from polio, becomes attached to the couple’s old doll, Annabelle, which unknowingly releases a powerful demon.
The Nun II
The Nun II is the eighth movie in the Conjuring universe, and it takes place four years later from the incidents of The Nun and one year after Annabelle: Creation. In this film, Sister Irene is called to France, where a priest has been inhumanely murdered. Upon her arrival, she discovers that the murder was committed by a powerful demon and that Valak, the same demon she had fought earlier, is back. Valak is now using Maurice, played by Jonas Bloquet, also known as Frenchie in The Nun, as a medium to spread demonic energy and cause harm. Sister Irene is the only one who can stop Valak and put an end to the demon’s evil plans.
This is the second installment in the series, third in chronological order, and first in the Annabelle trilogy. John R. Leonetti directed the film to give the audience another shot at the Annabelle fun the audience had now come to love. The film came more than a decade since Annabelle: Creation, in 1967, as it haunts a newly married pair played by Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton.
This is the first installment in the Conjuring series and yet the fourth, chronologically speaking. It is directed by James Wan, who introduced the world to the married ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. It is shown to take place in 1971, about 4 years after the events of Annabelle.
Annabelle Comes Home
The seventh feature in the Conjuring universe and the fifth film in the story timeline, this film is the final entry of Annabelle in the trilogy. It is a house of horrors movie featuring the Warren couple’s daughter named Judy, played by McKenna Grace. The events of the movie take place a year after The Conjuring with its 1972 storyline.
The Conjuring 2
This sequel is third according to the date of release and seventh in chronology. This feature sees the Warrens in England with events that take place in 1977 as the couple investigates the notorious and highly publicized case of the Enfiled haunting.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Picking up 4 years after The Conjuring 2 release that narrates the story of the 1981 haunting, this installment takes on the real-life trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, played by Ruairi O’Connor. This trial marked the first-ever murder trial that claimed demonic possession as its defense. It is the eighth installment and the latest so far. It is also the eighth in chronology.
Other Movies To Watch
Our other spooky picks for Halloween are:
- Hocus Pocus
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Crow
- Sleepy Hollow
- It 2
- The Exorcist
- The Hole
- The Sixth Sense
- The Ring
- The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
- Ginger Snaps
- Cemetery Msn
- Doctor Sleep
- Silent Hill
- Practical Magic
- Satan’s Little Helper
The Conjuring movies are a perfect choice to add to your Halloween watchlist. With the entire franchise offering a range of terrifying scares and spooky stories, this movie series has it all for every horror fan to enjoy. We hope that our list of The Conjuring movies in order has helped you plan your movie marathon this Halloween. Get the popcorn ready, and wear your spookiest Halloween outfit for a thrilling and terrifying experience. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with The Conjuring Universe. Happy Halloween!
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