You’d think it would be enough for James Wan, the director of “Furious 7” and “Aquaman,” to have two hugely successful horror franchises, “Saw” and “Insidious” (both co-created with writing partner Leigh Whannell). But he also made The Conjuring. Since it came out in 2013, it has spawned eight movies that have made more than $2 billion at the box office.
The Conjuring Universe started out as a 1970s ghost show based on the real-life investigations of married paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. It has since grown into a franchise that not only follows the Warrens’ demon-busting adventures but also goes deeper into the haunted backstories of these cases with prequel episodes that take place decades before the Warrens show up.
So, do you want to watch these Conjuring movies in the order they came out, or do you want to watch them all at once, starting with The Nun, which takes place in 1950s Romania? No matter what, you can find both lists of the Conjuring Movies in Order below.
How Should You Watch The Conjuring Movies in Order?
The Conjuring movies aren’t the only ones that fit this description. The Conjuring universe comes to an end with two separate movies in the Annabelle series.
You can watch the movies in two different ways. The first order is starting with the most recent Conjuring movie and figuring out what to watch next.
But since each part is connected to the others and adds to the story with each franchise, it is best to watch the series in the order in which it came out.
The Conjuring movies in the order they happened
Here’s the ride from the 1950s to 1981, so you can pick the one that makes you scream the most in your dreams.
The Witching Hour (2013)
The American supernatural horror film The Conjuring, which was directed by James Wan and came out in 2013, was a great way to start a horror franchise.
The Conjuring is an American horror movie that came out in 2013. It was directed by James Wan. The movie is based on a true story that a family who lived in a farmhouse and was scared by evil spirits told the Warrens in 1977.
In fact, it was one of the most well-known ghost stories.
The movie is based on the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, two paranormal investigators who were asked to help a family who was being scared by a dark presence in a remote farmhouse.
The movie features Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, and Shanley Caswell. It came out in the US on July 19, 2013, and has made more than $319 million around the world.
Annabelle comes before The Conjuring, which came out in 2013, and is the second movie in the series. Annabelle is about a doll named Annabelle that is given to a family as a gift. The doll is haunted by the angry spirit of a young girl.
The plot revolves around a dollmaker and his wife, who give their daughter Annabelle a porcelain doll for her seventh birthday, only for it to begin acting malevolently years later.
The Second Haunting (2016)
In 2016, The Conjuring 2 came out. The movie takes place in 1977 and is about a family who moves into an old house and finds something bad there.
They see and hear things that don’t make sense, but they don’t know what to do. When they meet the house’s previous owner, the strange things get worse.
Annabelle: The Beginning (2017)
Annabelle (Wilson), a young girl, is taken over by a bad spirit after her mother dies giving birth to her. This is the story of the movie.
In the story, a dollmaker and his wife take in a nun and some girls from a closed orphanage 20 years after their little girl died in a terrible accident.
Soon, they become the target of Annabelle, the doll that the dollmaker made that was possessed.
The Nun (2018)
The Nun is an American gothic horror movie that came out in 2018. Corin Hardy directed it, and Gary Dauberman wrote the script. In a spin-off of The Conjuring 2, which came out in 2016, a Roman Catholic priest and a Catholic novice release a scary and wrong secret.
The story takes place in 1952 in Romania, where a young nun at a closed-off abbey kills herself and leaves her fellow nuns with a dangerous situation to deal with.
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
The movie “The Curse of La Llorona,” which was directed by Michael Chaves and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, is about a social worker named Linda Cardellini and her two children who live in Los Angeles.
La Llorona, also known as “the weeping woman,” is the ghost of a woman who killed her own children and wanders around looking for victims.
The evil spirit of the crying woman goes after the children of Linda Cardellini. She wants to take them away forever.
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Annabelle Comes Home was written by Gary Dauberman and directed by David F. Sandberg. Warrens is where the movie starts and where it goes.
Ed and Lorraine Warren, who study demons, saw how much Annabelle could do and decided to put her in the locked artifact room in their house. By getting a priest’s holy blessing, they were able to keep her safe behind sacred glass.
Until the evil spirits in the room chose Judy, age 10, and her friends as their next victims.
The Devil Made Me Do It: The Conjuring (2021)
The genuine account of the Perron family’s contact with the supernatural is the basis for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. In 1971, a family moves to Rhode Island and takes up residence in an old farmhouse.
After her husband gets a promotion at work, Andrea and her family move into a new house. This is how the movie begins.
The Perrons soon realize that they are not alone in the house, as they are terrorized by ghosts that a powerful demon has set free. With the help of some research and Ed and Lorraine Warren, they soon find out the truth about the haunted house.
Here you go! Here is the full list, in order of when it came out, to give you an idea of what to watch over the weekend.
Tell us in the comments what show you’d like to see next.