The Nun, a prequel delving into the antagonist first introduced in The Conjuring 2, comes out September 7—just the latest project spawned by the spooky franchise (lest we forget, a third Annabelle movie is now in the works). Now that horror spinoffs are all the rage, we have a few suggestions beyond the Conjuring films for Hollywood to consider. There are a few important factors to keep in mind. If the potential spinoff takes place after the events of the original film, obviously the character has to survive. If it’s a prequel, the character needs to have some connection to the supernatural (or at the very least, some kind of spookiness) before the events of the original film, otherwise, it’s not really a horror movie, is it? 1) Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense When Doctor Sleep, the currently-in-production sequel to The Shining, hits theaters in 2020, we’ll all get to see what happened to little Danny Torrance after his escape from the Overlook Hotel (jumping ahead a few decades, since he’ll have aged into a man in his late 40s who looks a lot like Ewan McGregor). But there’s another prominent little-kid character from a much more recent horror film who could also use an update: Cole Sear, the boy who saw dead people in The Sixth Sense. In the last act of the film, Bruce Willis’ doctor character helps Cole come to terms with his macabre predicament; the little boy starts helping the spirits that contact him instead of… [Read full story]
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