July 18, 2014 6:34am PT by Ashley Lee
'Conjuring' Spinoff 'Annabelle' Introduces Demonic Doll in First Trailer (Video)
The trailer for The Conjuring spinoff, Annabelle, has arrived.
Centering on the demonic doll that played a supporting role in New Line's 2013 horror blockbuster, the film reveals how Annabelle came to be — initially, as a gift from a thoughtful husband to brighten his wife's day. However, the new addition to her doll collection isn't just staying on the shelf, smiling for friends and visitors to see.
Annabelle opens in theaters Oct. 3. Peter Safran and Conjuring director James Wan are producing the spinoff, which Conjuring cinematographer John Leonetti is directing. The microbudgeted movie was filmed earlier this year in Los Angeles.
The Conjuring, which earned $318 million worldwide, was inspired by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the movie, the doll was among numerous items kept locked in their basement.
Annabelle features an entirely different cast, led by Annabelle Wallis (a coincidence), Ward Horton, Eric Ladin, Alfre Woodard and Brian Howe. Gary Dauberman wrote the script.
Watch the trailer above.