Though it seems that the majority of horror fans [myself included] found the film to be just average [though that bit when the lift kept stopping on the same floor was quite chilling], 2014’s spinoff from The Conjuring, Annabelle, was a big hit, managing to pull in $84 million domestically and over double that world-wide. A sequel was mentioned soon after it came out but little that was concrete was heard until now, with Warner Bros. announcing that the sequel will be released on May 19th, 2017, the same release date in the US as Dwayne Johnson’s comedic take on Baywatch. With the second Conjuring movie out before then, the film will probably be another box office success, and also another nail in the coffin for really original, frightening and disturbing horror which tends not to get widely released or not go into cinemas at all.
No news of screenwriter, director or stars yet. Hopefully this instalment, unlike the first one, will give me the creeps that films featuring deadly dolls normally tend to do.