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Gary Dauberman is an American screenwriter.[1][2] He is best known for writing The Conjuring Universe horror films Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and Annabelle Comes Home; he also co-wrote the 2017 film adaptation of It, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Gary Dauberman
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Alma materTemple University
Notable worksAnnabelle
Years active2007–present


Personal lifeEdit

Dauberman attended Delaware County Community College for two years before transferring to Temple University, where he graduated in 2002.[3] He is a Christian.[4]



Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2007 In the Spider's Web No No Yes TV movie
Blood Monkey No No Yes Direct-to-video;
Co-wrote with George LaVoo
2008 Swamp Devil No No Yes TV movie
Co-wrote with Ethlie Ann Vare
2014 Annabelle No No Yes
2016 Within No No Yes
Wolves at the Door No No Yes
2017 Annabelle: Creation No No Yes
It No No Yes Co-screenwriter with Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga
2018 The Nun No Yes Yes Executive producer;
Story co-written with James Wan
2019 The Curse of La Llorona No Yes No
Swamp Thing No Yes Yes TV Series;
Executive producer;
Co-written with Mark Verheiden
Annabelle Comes Home Yes No Yes Directorial debut;
Story co-written with James Wan
It Chapter Two[5] No No Yes
Salem’s Lot[6] No No Yes


  1. ^ Staff, (2015-02-03). "Gary Dauberman | Biography and Filmography". Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  2. ^ "[Interview] Screenwriter Gary Dauberman – Annabelle: Creation – Horror Movie News and Reviews". Horror Movie News and Reviews. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  3. ^ "Biography for Gary Dauberman". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  4. ^ Herald, The Gospel (2017-08-09). "Christian 'Annabelle: Creation' Writer On Why Horror Flick is 'Faith Based Film' (Exclusive Interview)". Breaking Christian News: World, Business, and More | The Gospel Herald. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave. "It Sequel Moves Forward With Gary Dauberman". Variety. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice. "Gary Dauberman to Adapt Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot,' James Wan to Produce". The Wrap. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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