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  • James Wan stated that the movie would pick up directly after Ed and Lorraine Warren took the Annabelle doll, in the first Annabelle (2014) movie. Therefore, the movie takes place in the Warren house, along with all the other artifacts.
  • McKenna Grace replaces Sterling Jerins as Judy Warren. Jerins played Judy in the first two Conjuring films and had outgrown the role by the time production commenced.
  • Third movie in the Annabelle film series and seventh in The Conjuring Universe.
  • The real Annabelle is at the Warrens' Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut, kept in a glass case with warning signs. Unlike the doll in the film, it is a Raggedy Ann doll. In one scene, Judy is watching a game show when a couple win a trip to Vegas and a Raggedy Ann doll. This is a nod to the real Annabelle.
  • This marks the first time the Warrens are featured in a film without The Conjuring title.
  • The movie's release date is June 26th, which is McKenna Grace's birthday, the actress who plays Judy in the movie.
  • The artifacts in the Warren's Occult Museum in the film are: The Samurai armour, Mourner's Bracelet, Cymbal Monkey, Ferryman toll coins, The Bridal Dress, Future television, typewriter, piano, assorted masks, Black Shuck Book, Rooster Weather Vane, Rory's music box and Annabelle doll.
  • The Ferryman is based off the Greek Mythology deity of the same name: that ferries souls across the River Styx to the Underworld, tolled with specific golden coins. The coins also prominently feature as the artifact in the Warren's house that summons the Ferryman entity.
  • The Occult museum television shows events that take place exactly 30 seconds away, displayed with Daniela.
  • The samurai armor that features in the Warren occult museum is based off Japanese mythology's demonic warrior the Oni, marking along with the Ferryman the second cultural mythology entity appearing.
  • The werewolf is noted as a hellhound by Ed & Lorraine and like the French legend of La Bete Du Gevaudan is a monstrous werewolf appearing out of encroaching night fog, and that is responsible for the death of many local livestock. Displayed with the butchering of a Warren hen.
  • In the episode of The Dating Game that Judy is watching, a little girl is given a Raggedy Ann doll as a gift. The real life Annabelle doll is a Raggedy Ann.
  • The character of Anthony Rios was created as a proxy for Judy's real life husband, Tony Spera. While she and Spera didn't actually meet until adulthood, Dauberman asked their permission to create the childhood bully character to potentially serve as a romantic interest for Judy if the series continues to follow her character as she grows up
  • Like in The Conjuring 2 (2016), Patrick Wilson does his own singing, as he is an accomplished singer and musical star.
  • The movie is dedicated to Lorraine Warren (portrayed in the movie by Vera Farmiga) who passed away two months before the film's release.
  • This is the second film that Vera Farmiga stars in to feature the song "Baby Blue" by Badfinger. The first film was The Departed (2006)
  • Samara Lee and Lou Lou Safran are the only returning cast members from Annabelle: Creation (2017). Where Lee reprises her role as Bee, while Safran appears as a new character.
  • The Annabelle doll has made an appearance in two DC Comics movies, Aquaman (2018) and Shazam! (2019). In return, some DC comicbooks, issues of The Demon, and Swamp Thing, appear in this movie.
  • The coins over the deads eyes was originally put there because in death the eyes would remain open and the coins would cover the eyes and keep them from opening and being seen.
  • Directorial debut for screenwriter Gary Dauberman.
  • Lou Lou Safran, who plays Rebecca, is producer Peter Safran's daughter.

Spoilers

  • The Mourner's Bracelet and television appear as the only artifacts with possible positive connotations: Lorraine displaying such with the bracelet in the film's conclusion, informing Daniela that with proper use it has in correspondence with her mediumship to communicate with her deceased father. The television predicts events head of time, but in turn does display simple events beyond negative supernatural phenomena.
  • Although the spirit of Daniela's father violently blames her for his unfortunate death, Lorraine later reassures Daniela that her father holds no ill will towards her. Most likely the father's spirit was being abused by one of the demons attracted by the Annabelle doll, like how the Nun possessed the spirit of an old man for her own ends in The Conjuring 2 (2016).
  • This is the first time in the Conjuring universe where we actually see a demon from the Anabelle doll.
  • The film was always intended to be rated R, as previous films in the Conjuring universe were rated R and Dauberman felt that that's what fans wanted from this film. In fact, that's the only reason this film has 1 use of "fuck" and an illusion where Daniela is stabbed, to push the film's rating.
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