Kicking off San Diego Comic-Con in spooky style (being held the night before in a blood-soaked manor -- just kidding, but it certainly wasn't in the conference rooms of the main hall) was New Line’s second annual ScareDiego event, which offered juicy tidbits about their new horror movie slate, which includes movies like It: Chapter Two, The Conjuring spinoff The Nun, and a few other surprise announcements -- like that of The Curse of La Llorona and a new entry in the Annabelle series.
If you’re here to learn about why everyone came back to Derry and what in the world could still be evil after Pennywise bought it, or maybe you’re just a big nun fan, we've got you covered.
The Nun brought out director Corin Hardy and actresses Taissa Farmiga and Ingrid Bisu (as well as a few dozen faceless nuns who lined the aisles of the theater) to premiere its clip show that featured a live burial, a snake coming out of a kid's mouth, and a hanging. Yikes.
Then, although director Andy Muschietti hosted a small behind-the-scenes video for Chapter Two, the only real footage we saw of the upcoming film was James McAvoy crying and Bill Hader working some of his dry wit when delivering the line "'Sup, losers? What do you want to talk about?" At least his performance is looking like it'll be worth the price of admission.
But the real bombshell was that the recently renamed The Curse of La Llorona (previously The Children) premiered not one, but three clips of its horrific take on a Hispanic legend, bringing out director Michael Chaves alongside producer James Wan and cast members Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, and Linda Cardellini. The clips showed Cardellini's children (and other kids) being harassed by a cursed, crying woman who seeks out children to drown as punishment for her own crimes.
Check out a teaser below:
La Llorona hits theaters on April 19, 2019, while the surprise final announcement was that Annabelle will "return home" next summer from series screenwriter (and now director) Gary Dauberman. James Wan compared the film to Night at the Museum, saying that the film will see Annabelle returning to the Warren's room of cursed objects.
As for the rest, It: Chapter Two slinks into theaters in the form you fear most on Sept. 6, 2019, while The Nun will take you to church on September 7 of this year.