Horror fans were thrilled when it was recently announced that The Conjuring franchise will continue with a fourth installment. Now, details are emerging about who is leading the creative team behind this next chilling chapter.
None other than director Michael Chaves will be returning to helm The Conjuring 4, after previously directing the well-received third entry, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. This marks the fourth time Chaves will steer a film set in The Conjuring Universe, indicating the producers’ faith in his ability to deliver top-notch supernatural scares.
Plot details remain tightly under wraps, but if the previous movies are any clue, The Conjuring 4 will likely continue the terrifying adventures of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by the talented Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. The series has always used the Warrens’ real-life case files as inspiration, so perhaps this next installment will explore another of their bone-chilling excursions into uncovering the truth behind unexplained phenomena.
With James Wan, creator of The Conjuring franchise, back producing alongside Peter Safran, fans can expect the same attention to suspenseful storytelling and seat-jumping moments that have made these films wildly successful. The duo will collaborate with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who helped pen the screenplay for the third film.
What secrets will the Warrens unravel next? Where will their investigation into the demonic and ghostly lead them? One thing is for sure – with Michael Chaves back at the helm and this powerhouse producing team, The Conjuring 4 is shaping up to set new box office records for horror.
The Conjuring franchise has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing horror series in cinematic history. It has bested other horror heavyweights like Resident Evil. With Chaves and the creative team doubling down for the fourth round, The Conjuring series shows no signs of slowing down its domination of the genre.
Filming is slated to begin this summer, so horror buffs won’t have long to wait to rejoin Ed and Lorraine on their next nightmarish adventure. If early reactions are any indication, The Conjuring 4 may the most terrifying chapter yet in this scream-inducing saga.