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  • This will be the third film in the Annabelle franchise, which has been going since 2014, and the sixth film in The Conjuring franchise, which has been going since 2013. It will be a sequel to the first Annabelle, and not to the prequel, Annabelle: Creation.
  • 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.
  • This marks the first time the Warrens are featured in a film without The Conjuring title.
  • This movie is a midquel, or more specifically an intraquel, meaning it is set within the time span of a previous movie. In this case, Annabelle Comes Home takes place entirely between the opening and main plot of The Conjuring (2013), the first film in the Conjuring universe - an extremely rare occurrence in any genre of film.
  • 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 ragdoll that the real Annabelle of the Warren's occult museum appears in a program on television.
  • 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.
  • A card pertaining to the demon primarily attached to the Annabelle doll has a card with an illustration pertaining to the demon itself and it's symbols.
  • The identity of the demon primarily attached to the Annabelle doll still goes unrevealed still, only still to date bearing the title of the Ram, for it's demonic appearance and it's former 1960's disciples the Disciples of the Ram, which had previously featured Janice 'Annabelle' Higgins.
  • 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
  • This movie is a sequel to Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Annabelle (2014). In terms of the Conjuring Universe, it can be considered a midquel, which is a movie set between the events of previously released movies in a series. More specifically, it is an intraquel, which is a movie taking place completely within the time span of one previous movie (an interquel, by contrast, takes place between the events of two previous movies). Annabelle Comes Home opens with and continues the opening scene of The Conjuring (2013); the rest of the movie picks up a year later, occurring two years before the main plot of The Conjuring (which depicted the Rhode Island incident). Although interquels such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019) are getting more common, intraquels remain quite rare in any genre.
  • 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)
  • The item seen in the Warren's car, dangling from the rear-view mirror, is a rosary.
  • 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" and "Shazam!". In return, some DC comicbooks, issues of "The Demon" and "Swamp Thing", appear in this movie.
  • The source of the Annabelle legend actually comes from an episode of The Twilight Zone called Living Doll. Ed and Lorraine Warren likely got the idea from this program. There is even a character in it named Annabelle.
  • 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.
  • The 'school bully' is played by Oliver Dauberman, who is quite likely a son or relative of the film's Director Gary Dauberman.

Spoilers

  • The accident at the beginning alludes to Patricia Alvarez of the previous Conjuring verse installment The Curse of La Llorona (2019) with Patricia at a tunnel near the viaduct where La Llorona drowned her sons.
  • 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).
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