Are you up for a good scare? Calling the attention of all horror movie lovers out there, we have a treat for you guys. It was 2013 when the film The Conjuring first hit theaters. It was the first installment to what soon would be The Conjuring franchise. Since then, there have been 5 additional spin-off films to the franchise. A sixth one is currently in the works and would be released in April of this year.
The Conjuring films have really scared our hearts out. The films are really fan-favorites for horror movies and they truly are some of the scariest that the 2010s have ever seen. In this article, let’s take a look back at the first 5 films of The Conjuring universe and ranked them from the worst to the best. Get ready to be spooked because here we go.
Top 5 Annabelle (2014)
This evil doll was initially introduced in the first movie, The Conjuring. Since then, it has haunted us with its creepy look. Annabelle is a doll that was locked up inside the Warren family’s vault of horrors. After much success of the first movie, the creators decided that Annabelle have her own spin-off. The film was set in an apartment where lived was a family. Horrors and mysterious things soon happen and the struggling housewife soon realizes that their collectible doll is indeed causing all these. The film gets the lowest rank on our list because even though Annabelle the evil doll surely gives people the creeps, the movie was not that all interesting and depended on jump scares just to get the audience scared.
Top 4 The Nun (2018)
In The Conjuring 2, the fans were introduced of another villain, a demonic nun named Valak. Valak became so famous and viral that a spin-off was created yet again. The Nun is more like a gothic adventure film rather than a horror film. It revolved around the story of Vatican agents and their investigation. The investigation was about the mysterious death of a nun. They soon realize that the convent they were investigating was an ancient evil prison. What made The Nun take a low rank on our list is that it lacks subtlety. It was very fast-paced.
Top 3 The Conjuring 2 (2016)
The Conjuring 2 is a jam-packed horror film filled with lots of new terrors. There were more demons and more scares. Like the first film, it follows Ed and Lorraine Warren as they solve yet another ghost case. It was truly a nail-biter and the story was great, but there was just too much going on in one film so pacing is a little bit difficult.
Top 2 Annabelle: Creation (2017)
Annabelle does it again. Annabelle is just so famous that she needs more films to star in. the film serves as a prequel to the first film. The film shows a group of orphans adopted by a strange family whose daughter experience a tragic death. All hell breaks loose when one of the orphans discover a creepy doll in the deceased daughter’s bedroom. The story of the film is really interesting and suspense was nicely built.
Top 1 The Conjuring (2013)
The best film for us is still the first one. The Conjuring is really a classic and very satisfying film to watch. The film follows Ed and Lorraine Warren has a case to solve featuring a working-class family as they move-in with an evil spirit. What also makes it a great movie is the amazing portrayal of all the characters, especially Patrick Wilson.