The Nun Gets Hit With Two Month Delay

Four films deep, The Conjuring universe is now widely considered to be a cornerstone of Hollywood’s horror scene. Not bad for a film franchise that flickered into life only four years ago.

In that time, James Wan (Aquaman) has delivered The Conjuring and its sequel, The Enfield Poltergeist, while director John R. Leonetti broke course to focus on the nightmarish little doll known as Annabelle. A worldwide haul in excess of $256 million was enough to warrant a sequel (read: Annabelle: Creation), which is now available via Blu-ray and DVD.

Not only was it another feather in New Line’s cap – Creation topped its predecessor’s haul by almost $50 million at the global box office – but David Sandberg’s chilling follow-up helped expand The Conjuring universe into uncharted territory. Next up? The Nun, though we’re now hearing that it’s been delayed, with the studio pushing it from July 13th to September 7th.
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Lionsgate Horror Film 'The Bride' Finds Writer (Exclusive)

Lionsgate Horror Film 'The Bride' Finds Writer (Exclusive)
Sarah Conradt has been tapped to pen Lionsgate's The Bride, the English-language remake of a Russian horror movie of the same name. 

The original film, which was written and directed by Svyatoslav Podgayevsky, centers on a turn-of-the-century bride who returns from the dead to terrify a modern-day bride and her family. 

Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, the brothers who wrote The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, will produce.  

Conradt works in the horror-thriller genre, landing on the 2011 iteration of the Black List for her thriller Dead of Winter. She previously adapted a remake of Finnish film Black Ice for MGM and Dylan Sellars, and penned the thriller Engima for Focus Features.  

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Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)

Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)
The Hayes brothers, the sibling duo behind “The Conjuring,” are teaming up with producer Joel Silver on an original horror movie.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being set at Sony, where Columbia Pictures executive vice president of creative production Palak Patel will oversee the development. The brothers, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, have a busy dance card. They’ve been contracted to write the third installment of the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, and they’ve established themselves as among the preeminent creative forces in the horror genre. In addition to “The Conjuring,” the Hayes brothers have written “The Crucifixion,” “The Reaping,” and “House of Wax.”

Silver is best known as the producer of “Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Matrix.” He’s working with Sony on a remake of “Superfly,” the ’70s crime classic. Patel is involved in bringing that project to the screen as well. Before joining
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Annabelle: Creation Soars Past $300 Million Worldwide

The Conjuring universe continues to go from strength to strength.

With New Line and Warner’s creepy franchise beginning to take hold, Deadline brings word that its latest instalment, a nerve-shredding prequel by the name of Annabelle: Creation, has now surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office (off a budget of $15 million, no less).

To be exact, it’s now sitting pretty at $301.5 million, this coming shortly after it became the highest grossing horror film of 2017 – well, until It came along, that is. Not only that, but to put things into perspective, the first movie earned $256.8 million back when it released in 2014 and now, the Conjuring franchise has reached $1.2 billion globally. Not bad, eh?

Directed by David Sandberg of Lights Out fame, Creation launched as a prequel in August and is still playing in select theaters across the States. That means New Line’s spinoff will likely collect a bit
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Lionsgate to Remake Russian Horror Film 'The Bride,' 'Conjuring' Writers to Produce (Exclusive)

Lionsgate has acquired the remake rights to the Russian horror movie Nevesta (The Bride).

The studio landed the rights thanks to its alliance with Globalgate Entertainement, a Lionsgate rep told The Hollywood Reporter.

Globalgate Entertainment is Lionsgate's alliance with entrepreneurs William Pfeiffer, Clifford Werber and Paul Presburger.

Vlad Severtsev, the producer of the original movie, told THR that Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, known for writing The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, will produce the remake alongside him.

The original film centers on a turn-of-the-century bride who returns from the dead to terrify a modern-day bride and her family. It was written and...
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Crucifixion Trailer Exposes Shocking Truth Behind Nun-Killing Demon

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Crucifixion Trailer Exposes Shocking Truth Behind Nun-Killing Demon
Fans of The Conjuring franchise will be treated to yet another spin-off when The Nun hits theaters next summer, but if you don't want to wait that long, some of the key creative members of the franchise are bringing another terrifying nun tale to theaters with The Crucifixion. Lionsgate has just released the first trailer and poster for The Crucifixion, which is inspired by true events, but not connected to The Conjuring franchise, although it still looks just as terrifying. This movie doesn't follow a possessed nun, but rather a nun that may have been killed by someone who was possessed.

This horror tale centers on a journalist's surreal, supernatural investigation in a nun's shocking death. American reporter Nicole (Sophie Cookson) travels to investigate the possible murder of Sister Marinescu, sadistically crucified by a priest to vanquish a demon. As Nicole uncovers the weird tales behind this horrific incident, disturbing
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Annabelle: Creation Soars To Highest-Grossing Horror Film Of 2017

The Conjuring universe continues to go from strength to strength.

With New Line and Warner’s creepy franchise beginning to take hold, Bloody Disgusting brings word that its latest instalment, a nerve-shredding prequel by the name of Annabelle: Creation, has now surpassed Jordan Peele’s Get Out to become the highest-grossing horror film of 2017.

Per Box Office Mojo, Creation is now simmering at $255 million worldwide – $90 million domestic; $164 million overseas – while Get Out tapped out at $252 million back in February. There is one small caveat to Annabelle‘s success; M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, a psychological thriller that actually turned out to be a sequel to Unbreakable, has amassed $276.9 million at the global box office. It doesn’t quite fall into the same category though, strictly speaking, so take nothing away from Annabelle Creation‘s achievement.

Directed by David Sandberg of Lights Out fame, Creation launched as a prequel early last month,
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Director Corin Hardy Posts Bts Photos From Conjuring Spinoff The Nun

Piece by piece, the Conjuring Universe is beginning to establish itself as a cornerstone of Hollywood’s horror genre. Up until now, Warner Bros. and New Line’s nerve-shredding franchise has made room for three feature films – namely The Conjuring and its unnerving sequel, The Enfield Poltergeist, along with Annabelle – but already there are plans in place for Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and The Crooked Man.

The latter two are based on characters introduced via The Conjuring 2, and while The Crooked Man is a project still in its infancy, The Nun has already set sights on a firm release date: July 13th, 2018. The Crow director Corin Hardy is at the helm of New Line’s spinoff, and over the past few weeks, Hardy has been busy posting status reports via Instagram.

Pulled together by the folks over at Bloody Disgusting, below you’ll find a series of behind-the-scenes pics from The Nun, including stills of a tight-knit crew, exterior shots of a graveyard, and dusty old ornaments from a bygone era – so everything you’d expect from a Conjuring spinoff movie, really.

Day 1 of #TheNun. And. We're off.

A post shared by Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) on May 3, 2017 at 10:08am Pdt

Day 15: A grave end to a long week shooting #TheNunMovie. My natural habitat.

A post shared by Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) on May 27, 2017 at 2:37pm Pdt

Day 31. #TheNunMovie Legends. @taissafarmiga @bonnieaarons1 @demianbichiroficial

A post shared by Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) on Jun 15, 2017 at 3:35pm Pdt

Who goes there? Spooked out end to Day 21. #TheNunMovie

A post shared by Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) on Jun 2, 2017 at 5:10pm Pdt

The Power Of Christ Compels Me. #TheNun

A post shared by Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) on Apr 7, 2017 at 4:57am Pdt

Set within the universe created by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes, The Nun has tapped an all-star cast, too, including Taissa Farmiga, the daughter of series stalwart Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren). Demian Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope, Jonas Bloquet and Ingrid Bisu round out the ensemble cast.

Here’s the official logline, courtesy of WB:

The story centers on a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania taking her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from The Conjuring 2.

The Nun will be with us on July 13th, 2018.
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Warner Bros. Haunted By Another ‘Conjuring’ Suit From ‘Demonologist’ Author

Warner Bros. Haunted By Another ‘Conjuring’ Suit From ‘Demonologist’ Author
In what must feel like a never-ending franchise of the legal variety, Warner Bros was sued yet again this week over rights to blockbuster horror The Conjuring and its sequels and spinoffs. Demonologist author Gerald Brittle once again has gone after the studio as well director James Wan, screenwriters Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, RatPac-Dune Productions and others for copyright infringement and more. "This pattern of ongoing infringement by Defendants in the instant matter…
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‘The Conjuring’s Hayes Brothers Writing Duo Sign With CAA

Exclusive: Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, best known for writing New Line Cinema's global box office horror hits The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, have moved to CAA from Wme. Both films are in the Top 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time, with the first installment $318M worldwide in 2013 and the second $320.17M globally this summer for Warner Bros. The writing duo also worked (uncredited) on a rewrite of the studio’s San Andreas which grossed a whopping $473.9M…
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DreamWorks pulls plug on new ghost movie at last minute

Joseph Baxter Sep 22, 2016

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s spectral thriller, Haunted, has been abruptly shelved by DreamWorks weeks before the start of production.

28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s ghost movie Haunted has just been given an exorcism by the very studio that greenlit the film earlier this year. While the production was mere weeks away from rolling cameras, it appears that a major disagreement over the direction of the script has suddenly derailed the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks has shut down the Haunted production after an apparent total rewrite of the script left the studio “deeply displeased.” DreamWorks initially greenlit the screenplay, an entry into the ghost genre said to be inspired by Henry James’s 1898 bellwether ghost story Turn Of The Screw, as written by twins Carey and Chad Hayes (The Conjuring). However, director Fresnadillo and Scott Z Burns (Side Effects, Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum
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Screamfest 2016 Announces First Wave of Titles; Richard Bates, Jr., Xavier Gens Highlight Announcement

It kind of goes without saying but La’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they be short or feature length, to please any and every horror fan. Thanks to crew over at EW, the festival’s first wave of titles have officially been announced (This year’s fest runs October 18-27, 2016 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood)and I’ll be the first to say, Hell Yes. We’re looking forward to attending this year’s fest and hope to see you fright fanatics there!

First Wave of Titles:

The Master Cleanse (USA) 2016

Directed by Bobby Miller

Written by Bobby Miller

Cast: Anna Friel, Johnny Galecki, Anjelica Huston, Oliver Platt

La Premiere

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Screamfest 2016’s First Wave of Films Include Fear, Inc., Trash Fire, The Master Cleanse

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With the Halloween season around the corner, this year's Screamfest Horror Film Festival is almost upon us, and the first wave of films for the fest have now been announced, including Fear, Inc., Trash Fire, and The Master Cleanse (starring Johnny Galecki).

Press Release: "Hollywood – Sept. 7, 2016 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, announces the first wave of its official 2016 film line up. The festival, which will run from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TLC Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival.

“We’re so thrilled to announce such a diverse group of films this year,” said Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Founder and Festival Director. “Even in our 16th year, filmmakers continue to push the envelope and
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“Game of Thrones” Star Joins ‘Haunted’, a Steven Spielberg Passion Project!

Baxck in March Deadline reported that Amblin Entertainment had tapped 28 Weeks Later‘s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct Haunted, a passion project for Steven Spielberg, who really wanted to make a scary film. Haunted is inspired by the 1898 Henry James gothic ghost story “Turn Of the Screw,” and will be scripted by The Conjuring‘s Chad Hayes & Carey Hayes. Alfre Woodard, pictured […]
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‘The Conjuring 2′ Review

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Lauren Esposito, Benjamin Haigh, Patrick McAuley, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, Bob Adrian | Written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson | Directed by James Wan

The term “master of horror” is one that gets thrown around a little too loosely sometimes, but there are a precious few filmmakers who very much embody that prestigious label. If he didn’t achieve that status prior to 2013, James Wan sure did with the release of The Conjuring. The film, touted by many as Wan’s masterpiece, was indeed quite masterful, and with it the Aussie filmmaker brilliantly set the stage for a franchise built around the case files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

In the wake of spinoff film Annabelle, the Warrens are back.

Written by Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes, along with Wan and David Leslie Johnson,
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“The Conjuring 2” is one of the better horror sequels in a long time

A few years ago, The Conjuring came more or less out of nowhere to scare the pants off of people and become a certified horror movie blockbuster. Obviously, a sequel was commissioned, and that film, The Conjuring 2, is now hitting cinemas across the world. Director James Wan, an official master of horror at this point, as well as leads Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, lent weight to the demonic tale the first time around and now are back. This seems set to be a big hit, and folks, I can happily report that it’s the rare horror sequel that actually is high quality. Rejoice! The film is a sequel to The Conjuring, as you might have guessed. It once again follows Ed Warren (Wilson) and his wife Lorraine (Farmiga), as they help a family deal with a haunting. This time, it’s in England, where a single mother
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Conjuring 2 Prank Is Almost Scarier Than the Movie

Conjuring 2 Prank Is Almost Scarier Than the Movie
This weekend, we'll get to experience another terrifying supernatural case from the files of Ed and Lorraine Warren when The Conjuring 2 hits theaters. While fans will get to watch this horror sequel later on tonight in sneak preview screenings, the film opens nationwide today in Brazil. To celebrate this release, director James Wan teamed up with a Brazilian TV show entitled Programa Silvio Santos, for what may go down as one of the scariest pranks of all time.

James Wan himself introduces this epic prank in the video which debuted on Programa Silvio Santos' YouTube, where he reveals that the Brazilian people's love of "Pegadinhas" (translated to English as "gotchas") helped inspire this prank, which uses actual scenes from the horror sequel in a terrifying real-life setting. The prank's setup is that a number of caregivers have been called in from an agency. These women are met by an
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Review: James Wan bests his own best with 'The Conjuring 2'

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Review: James Wan bests his own best with 'The Conjuring 2'
At the end of James Wan’s The Conjuring, I had a big smile on my face at the thought of a studio building a smart and fun horror franchise using Ed and Lorraine Warren as the foundation, and tonight, after seeing The Conjuring 2, I am relieved to see that they got it absolutely right. The screenplay, credited to Carey Hayes & Chad Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson, is very smart about the way it opens with a seance in the Amityville house. Amityville is where the Warrens made their reputations as paranormal investigators, so it makes sense to eventually tell that story, but it’s also been made and re-made and told a dozen different ways. Instead of making the mistake of dedicating an entire film to it, they use it to set several story threads into motion and also to show how the Warrens were constantly
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Review: The Conjuring 2 is a Confident and Thrilling Return to Horror for James Wan

There’s no denying that as far as modern filmmakers go, James Wan is in a class of his own. For over the last 12 years, he’s been the driving force behind numerous great horror films (I’m even a sucker for his criminally underrated Dead Silence), and he even rose to the gargantuan challenge that came with helming last year’s Furious 7. And before he dives into the world of Aquaman, Wan returns to his cinematic roots this summer with a special treat for horror fans: a thrilling sequel to The Conjuring that’s even better than its incredibly well-made predecessor and proves that character-driven genre stories are still the best way to scare the pants off audiences.

Simply put, The Conjuring 2 might very well be the best horror movie we’ve seen from James Wan yet, marking a confident return to horror for the director who
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Go Inside The Conjuring 2 Enfield House in New 360 Video

Go Inside The Conjuring 2 Enfield House in New 360 Video
Last year, Facebook, YouTube and a number of different platforms introduced a new interactive 360 video, which allows users to see much more than the average video will allow. This technology kicked off with a sneak peek from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We've also seen movies such as Jurassic World and HBO's hit TV series Game of Thrones use the technology as well. Today we have yet another 360 video that takes you deeper inside the upcoming horror sequel The Conjuring 2.

This video, which debuted on the Warner Bros. YouTube page, is introduced by director James Wan, which allows users to explore the Hodgson house from this horror sequel, and experience the true terror of the Enfield haunting in 360 video. This video doesn't include any actual footage from The Conjuring 2, but it will help you get into the right mindset before this sequel hits theaters next month. For those
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