-After the film's premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the film is confirmed as the latest spinoff to follow films like Annabelle and The Nun.
-It's unclear if this was always planned to be a spinoff of The Conjuring, or if the producers found an opportunity to tie an original film to the franchise and increase its box office.
-It is speculated this was a last-minute decision because the director of this movie will be directing The Conjuring 3.
-This means there are 2 Conjuring Universe films coming out this year. Annabelle 3 comes out in June.
-Warner Bros. already has 3 Conjuring Universe films scheduled for 2020 with Conjuring 3, a spinoff of Annabelle 3 featuring a cursed monkey toy, and a new demon.