Though one of their case subjects, the possessed doll Annabelle, has settled into theaters, Ed and Lorraine Warren are currently in between pictures. Many fright fans have eagerly awaited the big screen return of the husband/wife paranormal investigating duo since they appeared in 2013's The Conjuring, but now Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of the sequel to James Wan's scary smash-hit.

According to Box Office Mojo, Warner Bros. has moved the release of The Conjuring 2 from its original October 23rd, 2015 slot to sometime in 2016. The studio was quick to fill in the vacated calendar spot, however, as they have already penciled in another horror movie for an October 23rd release, one that is unknown at this time. Warner Bros. will distribute this mystery fright flick via New Line Cinema. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

As we reported previously, both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga signed on for the sequel when they were cast in the first movie as Ed and Lorraine Warren, respectively. It is unknown if James Wan will return to direct, but Warner Bros. / New Line would obviously like that to happen. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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