‘The Conjuring 2’s The Crooked Man is Getting The Spinoff You All Wanted

The Conjuring has not only been its own two-film franchise, but it is apparently a goldmine for horror spinoffs. The original has two movies about the Annabelle doll, and The Conjuring 2 already greenlit a spinoff involving the super creepy evil nun. And now, because literally nobody asked for it, we are getting a film about The Crooked Man.

When I first read the news, it took me a minute to remember not only The Conjuring 2, but the fact that the main bad dude in it was a Crooked Man. I can’t recall many details from the sequel.

The report in Variety also had an interesting definition of these useless tangential Conjuring movies. Bask in the glory of this zeitgeist phrasing:

Mike Van Waes has been hired to write “The Crooked Man,” based on a story by James Wan in his role as chief architect of what’s now called The Conjuring Universe. Wan and Peter Safran are producing.

Ah, there’s the answer. A Conjuringverse. Everything has to be a universe these days, and James Wan’s franchise is next in line, apparently.

There is no release date for The Crooked Man, but if I had to guess I would pick three possible months: January, September, or October.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.