Horror geeks have much to look forward to with production already in progress for “The Conjuring” spin-off. It has been some time since we received any updates for the anticipated scary flick, but we finally have more details courtesy of Warner Bros and New Line. Aptly titled “Annabelle”, the film is expected to hit theaters on October 3.  Courtesy of Variety,  “Annabelle” will face-off against Ben Affleck’s drama thriller “Gone Girl” and Warner’s drama “The Good Lie”.

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“Annabelle” from 2013’s “The Conjuring”

Based on true events, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Annabelle was part of a collection of objects tainted by evil forces, confiscated by Ed and Lorraine. The creepy doll served as a sub-plot while terrorising two roommates at the opening of the film. Scared out of their wits, they called in the paranormal investigative duo to assist with the unusual case involving the demonic doll.

The original Annabelle doll investigated by the real Ed and Lorraine Warren was nothing more than a handmade antique Raggedy Ann Doll. The unbelievable events that took place according to eyewitnesses and the Warrens will have you torching any Raggedy Ann Dolls in close vicinity….just to be sure!

True life "Annabelle (image courtesy of vortexpoint.carmelgames.com)

True life “Annabelle (image courtesy of vortexpoint.carmelgames.com)

No official plot has been released. The only available information points to the famous haunted doll from the 2013 smash hit horror movie. It is also unclear if the movie will draw inspiration from the horrifying true events involving the antique Raggedy Ann Doll. Director of photography in the James Wan-directed film, John R. Leonetti, will helm the spin-off movie. Peter Safran and Wan is expected to produce from a script by Gary Dauberman. Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Eric Ladin and Brian Howe will star in the anticipated movie.

Can’t wait for this one just before Halloween!

Courtesy of creepypasta.wikia.com, check out some of the chilling real life details about the haunted doll:

In 1970, a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn’t give it a second thought until a few days later. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but with the passage of time, the movement became more noticeable. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed. A sense of fear came over her when she inspected the doll [one night] and saw what looked like blood drops on the back of its hands and its chest. Seemingly, from nowhere, a red liquid had appeared on the doll.

Not knowing where to turn, they contacted a medium and a séance was held. Donna was then introduced to the spirit of Annabelle Higgins. Annabelle was a young girl that resided on the property before the apartments were built. She was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands. The spirit related to the medium that she felt comfort with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them by moving into the doll. Feeling compassion for Annabelle and her story Donna gave her permission to inhibit the doll and stay. They were to soon find out however, that Annabelle was not what she seemed.

Lou was friends with Donna and had been with them since the day the doll arrived. One night Lou awoke with a jolt of terror, a jolt that didn’t seem like it was from his usual nightmares. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabelle. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moving over his chest and stopping at his neck. Helpless against it, the doll began to strangle him. After a moment Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. He awoke the next morning, certain it wasn’t an ordinary night terror, and was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it.

Preparing for a road trip the next day, Lou and Angie were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment was eerily quiet. The silence was broken when rustling sounds coming from Donna’s room aroused fear that someone had broken into the apartment. Lou, determined to figure out what was causing the noise, quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabelle, whom was tossed in a corner on the floor.

Lou searched the room for signs of forced entry but nothing was out of place. As he got closer to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around Lou found that despite his unease nobody besides himself and the doll were in the room. Then in a flurry of motion he found himself doubled over in pain, with blood dripping from a cut on his chest. Upon opening his shirt, there on his chest were what appeared to be 7 distinct claw marks.

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