The Conjuring Director Explains How He Accidentally Built A Shared Universe

The universe of James Wan’s 2013 “true-story” horror hit The Conjuring expands this weekend with the David F. Sandberg directed prequel/sequel/spinoff Annabelle: Creationand the Furious 7  and Aquaman director is just as surprised as audiences that he’s built an extended universe.

The Conjuring memorably brought the spooks and scares to audiences with its old fashioned haunted house sense of style. Most importantly, the creepy Annabelle doll that the Warrens fend against in the film’s opening was deemed popular enough to spawn two spinoff films, and thus started an unexpected trend of horror films all within the universe of the original film. Also coming soon are spinoffs based upon the Nun and <a …

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