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‘Annabelle’ (2014)

Annadull, more like. Easily the worst installment in the Conjuring series – by quite a distance – Annabelle doesn’t just feel bad, it feels incompetent. Still, the fast turnaround (Annabelle was released just one year after The Conjuring) probably explains a lot.

The Conjuring Universe movies - ranked

Sam Ashurst
Contributor

It’s the most successful horror franchise of the modern-era – with five instalments, each as blockbusting as the last – despite the wildly varying degrees of quality.

It seems no matter how bad (or good) Warner Brothers’ horror shared universe gets, people are going to keep going to see them. Annabelle grossed over $257 million against its $6.5 million production budget, for Valak’s sake.

But, just in case you do care about quality, we’ve decided to rank them in order of worst to best.

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