How to Watch Conjuring Movies in Order

Did you start watching the Conjuring movie series? If so, you might be wondering how to watch the Conjuring movies in order. I’ve got you covered. Here is how to watch The Conjuring movies in order.

Are all Conjuring movies connected?

Yes. The Conjuring movies are all connected. There is a specific universe, which takes place in the same timeline and includes Annabelle, The Nun, and even the Curse of La Llorona.

The Conjuring movies are about Ed and Lorraine Warren, who investigated paranormal cases for their entire lives.

Annabelle comes next as a prequel to The Conjuring movies. It shows how Annabelle became possessed by a demon that haunted the Warrens’ home after they obtained it from a case they worked on earlier in their careers.

If I watch Conjuring movies in order, will they become scarier?

How scary a movie is can vary widely depending on the viewer’s personal taste and experiences. Whether or not they’re more or less scary if viewed in order also depends on the individual.

That being said, I think that watching them in order will make them scarier because they are all interconnected to some degree. It will certainly be a richer experience to watch them in order.

Conjuring Movies in Chronological order:

The Conjuring movies are not all chronological, but they do have a very specific timeline. Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Nun

  • IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
  • Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga.

Set in 1952, this movie centres around a young nun who has just taken her own life in a Romanian monastery. A priest, Father Burke, and a novitiate Sister Irene are then ordered by the Vatican to travel to Romania and investigate the mysterious death. When they arrive, they find out that Mother Superior was reluctant to let them come because she knew there was something sinister about the place.

They soon discover that a demonic nun haunts the monastery—and boy does she haunt it! She attacks them as soon as they arrive, and really never lets up. She even shows up in their dreams!

The plotline is pretty typical for these kinds of movies. But what really makes this movie stand out is its use of sound design. The demonic nun uses sounds like dripping water to make you uneasy—and it totally works. You’ll find yourself jumping in your seat at times because you’re so on edge!

2. The Conjuring

  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Set in 1971, The film is based on the real-life case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In this particular instance, they are called to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron (Taylor and Ron Livingston) to help them deal with a haunting that has been plaguing their family of eight in their new house.

Though the film’s plot hinges on the existence of ghosts, it isn’t actually a horror movie—it’s a thriller! Like all of James Wan’s films, it will have you at the edge of your seat with tension but not necessarily screaming or hiding under your covers.

3. The Conjuring 2

  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente

In Conjuring 2, Lorraine Warren and her husband Ed Warren travel to England in 1977 to investigate a home that is believed to be possessed. The Enfield Poltergeist is so well-known that it has inspired many other horror movies, including The Amityville Horror, and is seen by many as one of the most frightening haunting cases in history.

The Conjuring 2 stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Lauren Esposito and Benjamin Haigh. The movie was directed by James Wan.

4. Annabelle

  • IMDb Rating: 5.4/10
  • Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard

The first Annabelle film was released in 2014, a prequel to The Conjuring that told the origin story of the creepy doll that appeared in that film.

It was set in 1969 and followed a young couple who are terrorized by a demon who possesses the doll after their daughter welcomes it into their home. Although not as critically successful as The Conjuring, it did well at the box office and led to Annabelle: Creation, which was released in 2017.

5. Annabelle: Creation

  • IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
  • Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto

Creation is set 15 years before (around 1955) the events of The Conjuring and follows a dollmaker whose daughter tragically died in an accident.

In an attempt to bring some joy back into his life, he opens his home to several girls from a local orphanage. Unfortunately, one of the girls accidentally awakens a demon that lives within one of the dolls, leading to even more tragic consequences for all involved.

6. The Curse of La Llorona

  • IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
  • Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velásquez

The movie follows a mother living in Los Angeles in 1973 who ends up under the curse of La Llorona(means “The Weeping Woman”). When she tries to protect her kids from La Llorona, it unleashes a series of events that end up affecting everyone around her.

Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath is a disillusioned priest who practices mysticism to keep evil at bay…on the fringes where fear and faith collide.

7. Annabelle Comes Home

  • IMDb Rating: 5.9/10
  • Cast: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Annabelle Comes Home set in set in 1979 and 2019, picks up after the first two films in the series, Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. The movie centres around Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively.

In the movie, Ed and Lorraine Warren decide to keep a possessed doll named Annabelle locked up in their room at home. They believe that by keeping her locked up she won’t be able to do any harm. However, things don’t go as planned when their daughter’s babysitter starts playing with the doll.

8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard

In the summer of 1981, Arne Cheyenne Johnson murdered his landlord with a five-inch knife. At trial, he blamed demonic possession. In The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third film in the horror franchise, Johnson’s story is again given the big-screen treatment, albeit with a blockbuster twist.

Johnson’s case was sensationalized in 1982 by Gerald Brittle’s The Demonologist, which recounts how the defendant claimed to have been possessed by a demon after a series of battles with entities that began in 1980.

Conjuring Movies in Release Date Order:

  1. The Conjuring (2013)
  2. Annabelle (2014)
  3. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  4. Creation (2017)
  5. The Nun (2018)
  6. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
  7. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
  8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)


Overall, if you’re looking for a good scare, the Conjuring movies are a good place to start. Their stories will stick with you. Plus, it’s always fun to see James Wan back in action behind the camera.

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