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All The Easter Eggs And Connections Between The Films Of The Conjuring Universe

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The makers of The Conjuring have managed to conjure up (excuse the pun) a whole universe of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs based on the case files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. As with any good cinematic world, the Conjuring universe's Easter eggs include callbacks to stories that inspired the filmmakers as well as full-on plot developments that connect the films. 

The true story behind The Conjuring is far creepier than the film itself, but that doesn't mean the movies that follow are not deeply disturbing in their own right. Besides the "based on real events" tagline, all the movies in the Conjuring universe have few things in common. One of those is producer and series creator (not to mention director of the first two films) James Wan. It is Wan who gives the Conjuring universe its sense of coherence, not only helping to bring visual unity to the series, but also capitalizing on elements like Valak, the demon from The Conjuring 2 who becomes the central antagonist of The Nun.

The sixth installment in the franchise, The Curse of La Llorona, was not marketed as a part of the Conjuring universe. Nevertheless, there are at least a couple major cameos in this film about the legendary ghost mother out for living children. Coming in June, the Annabelle: Creation followup, Annabelle Comes Home, is also rumored to feature callbacks to Wan's other popular projects. 

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