The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is finally in theaters and available on HBO Max. To celebrate the release, Warner Bros has announced a new limited-edition apparel collection. The new collection is now available on the new Warner Bros. horror online shop, the WB Horror Collection.
The exclusive apparel collection features new artwork based on the film’s elaborate and bone-chilling props such as The Occultist Totem, The Chalice, and The Skulls. Horror fans and fans of The Conjuring Universe films won’t find these authentic limited-edition pieces anywhere else and will value their authenticity.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ e-commerce site WBHorrorCollection.com celebrates the stories and horror icons that have defined the genre. Fans of The Conjuring Universe, and other Warner Bros. and New Line horror films such as IT, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Exorcist, can shop WBHorrorCollection.com for exclusive artwork, collectibles, and limited-edition merchandise 365 days of the year.
Here’s a look at some of the new apparel, which is available in three colors, is a must-have for fans and learn more about the props that inspired their designs:
“The totem was a big process,” said Kate Guanci, Property Master, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.” “It went through so many iterations to get right because of its significance. It’s the connective tissue between The Occultist and each of her victims.” Guanci confirms that there were about five versions of the prop, made up of myriad small pieces, including frayed jute, snake vertebrae, rodent ribs, deer tails, the center spine of a fish jaw, and scorpion claws all replicated, of course; no actual animal bone or tissue. Instead, they used plastic casts, painted and weathered and dyed using such all-natural pigments as crushed raspberries, for example. Everything was fabricated in-house, but you would never know it to look at them on set or on screen.
“At one point, prop assistant Madeline Grayson was ordering all kinds of things online that could potentially be used as bases and combined with different bowls to create something unique. One of the things she ordered was a faux deer antler candlestick,” Guanci recalls. “It didn’t work at all for what we needed, but it introduced the idea of bringing animal and nature elements together to create her chalice.”
At this point, with a solid idea in place, prop fabricator Jen Raine stepped in to sculpt an antler base that would meet their creative needs with modeling wire and clay. Once she had something that everyone liked, another member of the prop team created an elaborate, four-part mold with which to cast the inverted, claw-like antler. After clean-up, paint, and layering in generations of life and centuries of spells, the new base was ready to clutch the chosen brass Tibetan bowl to create The Occultist’s chalice.