Creepy Doll Horror Movie From Insidious And Conjuring Director Drops New Trailer

James Wan, director of horror classics such as Insidious and The Conjuring, has just dropped the trailer for his terrifying new movie M3GAN.
Credit: Blumhouse

James Wan, the director of horror classics such as Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring, has just dropped the trailer for his terrifying new movie M3GAN.

The film is about a creepy life-like doll who is gifted to an eight-year-old girl called Cady.

The first trailer for M3GAN arrived just in time for Halloween, and it looks like it will frighten the life out of audiences.

Watch the trailer for M3GAN below…

James Wan teamed up with writer and producer Akela Cooper to create the story for M3GAN.  

Cooper has previously written screenplays for Malignant, American Horror Story and The Nun 2.

The movie is also produced by Blumhouse Productions, which is known for working on acclaimed horror films such as Insidious, The Purge, Halloween Kills and The Black Phone.

The official synopsis for this film reads: “M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally.

“Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma, M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

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“When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned eight-year-old niece, Cady, Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent.

“Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems – a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.”

Since the trailer dropped, fans on social media have been discussing the new footage.

One person shared: “She’s coming to end Annabelle.”

“As a Chucky fan, I’m living for a new doll in town that’s actually evil! Not just a spirit possessing a doll… looking at you Annabelle!” added a second viewer.

A third fan expressed: “M3GAN trailer needs to be eligible for Short Film Academy Award.”

A new creepy doll makes its way to the big screen in the M3GAN trailer. Credit: Blumhouse

A big talking point from the trailer was the doll’s dancing, which has since become a meme.

One person shared the clip of it dancing, along with the caption: “What happens when the power of dance collides with the urge to kill YOU F***ING SLAY.”

“The little dance sequence in M3GAN is very much giving viral marketing tactic, like for what reason did they put that there? And we all fell for it hook line and sinker,” questioned a second viewer.

Someone else said: “The people who created M3GAN should’ve known better than to make that little doll dance like that look at what Twitter has done with it.”

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The meme in question involves her dancing to songs from Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, and Taylor Swift.

Speaking of the ‘Love Story’ singer, a horror-inspired remix of her song ‘It’s Nice To Have Friend’ accompanies the trailer.

M3GAN is already drawing a lot of comparisons to the iconic horror slasher franchise Chucky.

In fact, the M3GAN Twitter page and Chucky Twitter page have been going back and forth since the trailer dropped.

The original killer doll started it by sharing the footage along with the caption: “Everyone’s tryna be me.”

After arguing about their dancing, Chucky said ‘Word to the wise: Don’t f*** with the chuck’, to which M3GAN responded ‘lol Chucky please’. 

M3GAN is set to release in cinemas on January 13, 2023.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.