The Conjuring franchise keeps getting bigger and bigger. According to our friends at The Hollywood Reporter, The Conjuring 2 is getting yet another spin-off, focusing on (in this humble writer’s opinion) the best aspect of the film: the Crooked Man.

While I’ve never been impressed with the offerings of this horror franchise, I will admit that this The Crooked Man is the sole Conjuring spin-off to pique my interest, solely due to his stellar design. This dude is just so lanky and creepy.  Outside of that aspect of this, meh, the idea is take-it-or-leave-it for me.

This will be the third property to be spun-off of the mainline Conjuring franchise. We’ve already gotten received one Annabelle movie (with one releasing later this year) and The Nun slated for next July. There’s no word yet on a release date for The Crooked Man, but it looks we’ll have plenty of Conjuring films to keep us busy in the meantime.

One interesting aspect of this piece of news is the revelatory fact that the Conjuring franchise has managed to craft a stealth cinematic universe, right under everyone’s nose. And a successful one to boot.  In a time where every movie studio is trying to carve out their own piece of the cinematic universe pie whilst failing spectacularly (Exhibit A), that’s honestly impressive. While they may not be my cup of tea, there’s obviously an audience for these movies. Do ya thing, Conjuring franchise.

You guys excited for The Crooked Man? How do you feel about the Conjuring cinematic universe? Let me know in the comments below.


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