‘Malignant’ Trailer: James Wan’s Return To Horror Arrives This September

When James Wan finished Aquaman, he said it would be some time before we saw a sequel. That film doesn’t arrive until the end of next year, and the time in-between saw Wan return to his horror roots with Malignant, which looks like a reminder that he’s still the guy who gave us Saw, The Conjuring, and Insidious.

Starring Annabelle Wallis, Malignant centers on a woman with terrifyingly violent visions. Upon investigating them, she discovers they aren’t just in her mind, but a terrifying reality that has something to do with her childhood imaginary friend, Gabriel.

The film also stars Jake Abel, George Young, McKenna Grace, Michole Briana White, Maddie Hasson, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Ingrid Bisu who also co-wrote the script with Wan and Akela Cooper.

Malignant opens in theaters and HBO Max on September 10th.

“Malignant” is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan (“Aquaman,” “Furious 7”). The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller. In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.


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