The Conjuring 4: Everything we know – cast, plot & more

Josh Tyler
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine WarrenWarner Bros.

Here’s everything we know about The Conjuring 4, the forthcoming chilling tale featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren, including potential release date, cast members, plot, and more.

The Conjuring captivated horror fans with its stunning visuals, exceptional filmmaking, and visual effects. The narrative of the Perron family’s eerie encounters is hailed as one of the standout horror movies in recent times.

The triumphant film gave birth to two follow-ups, The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It, not to mention a number of spinoffs.

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However, aficionados of horror are keen to return to another recounting of the Warrens’ supernatural encounters. The Conjuring 4 has now been officially announced, so here’s our compilation of everything we’ve learned about the movie so far.

The Conjuring 4: Is there a release date?

As of December 2022, The Conjuring 4 does not have a confirmed release date – however, we can expect it to release sometime in 2025.

While there’s every chance the release date could still be revealed in late 2023, the ongoing SAG/AFTRA strike means that any progress on the movie has been halted. The Nun 2, a sequel to the Conjuring spinoff, was released on September 8, 2023. It’s unlikely the studio would double up.

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According to a report by Deadline, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return as a screenwriter, after penning the second and third Conjuring movies. James Wan and Peter Safran, who were producers on all three Conjuring films will also return in that role.

The Conjuring 4 cast: Who’s in it?

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are both expected to return as Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 4.

However, The Hollywood Reporter says “no deals are made currently,” and there haven’t been further updates regarding the movie’s cast.

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As The Conjuring series tends to take a case-by-case approach, with the Warrens investigating different supernatural reports in each sequel, don’t expect anyone from the past movies to show up – apart from Annabelle the doll, of course.

The Conjuring 4 plot: What is it about?

There is currently no official plot for The Conjuring 4 – but fans are hopeful the fourth movie will finally deal with their most famous case: The Amityville Horror.

Other high-profile hauntings that the fourth movie could tackle include the Snedeker house, the Smurl haunting, and the Haunting of Union Cemetery.

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Michael Chaves, who directed The Devil Made Me Do It, earlier said: “There are some really interesting case files in the ’80s and, without giving any of those away, I think it’s also interesting to see the Warrens more as these public figures under scrutiny, skeptics coming at them, them working with police departments.

“What [The Devil Made Me Do It] hopefully does is open up this new chapter for the Warrens. This has a very unique ending to The Conjuring films. I would be excited to see where it could go from here. What could the Warrens get into? What’s happened to their careers? I think there are so many possibilities.”

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In an interview with Collider on January 2, The Conjuring director James Wan revealed that that fourth installment might be the final entry to feature the Warrens. “[W]e kind of want to just take our time to make sure we get it right and to make sure the emotion of the Warren stories that we want to tell, and moving into, and potentially wrapping up, we just want to make sure that it’s the right thing, the right story that we’re telling.”

At CinemaCon, it was confirmed that The Conjuring 4 will be titled The Conjuring: Last Rites, accompanied by an image of the very first Conjuring movie.

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The Conjuring 4 trailer: Is there a trailer?

Since the next Conjuring movie has not yet gone into production, there is no footage available.

For now, you can rewatch the trailer for the third film, to remind yourself of all the many characters.

That’s everything we know about The Conjuring 4. We’ll update this article upon further announcements, and in the meantime, check out our other TV & movie hubs below:

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Josh Tyler is Dexerto's US Editor, focused on TV and movies as well as all things gaming. Formerly of Fansided and Screen Rant. Tips welcome at josh.tyler@dexerto.com