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Gary Dauberman is an American screenwriter and director.[1][2] He is known for writing The Conjuring Universe horror films Annabelle (2014), Annabelle: Creation (2017), The Nun (2018), and Annabelle Comes Home (2019). He made his directorial debut with the latter film. Dauberman also co-wrote the supernatural horror film It (2017) and its sequel It Chapter Two (2019), based on the novel of the same name.

Gary Dauberman
Dauberman in 2019
Dauberman in 2019
OccupationScreenwriter, director
Alma materTemple University
Notable worksThe Conjuring Universe
It Chapter Two
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 Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2007 Blood Monkey No No Yes Direct-to-video;
Co-written with George LaVoo
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 Executive Yes Story co-written with James Wan
2019 The Curse of La Llorona No Yes No
Annabelle Comes Home Yes No Yes Directorial debut;
Story co-written with James Wan
It Chapter Two[5] No No Yes
TBA Salem’s Lot[6] No Yes Yes


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2007 In the Spider's Web No No Yes Television film
2008 Swamp Devil No No Yes Television film
Co-written with Ethlie Ann Vare
2019 Swamp Thing No Executive Yes Co-written with Mark Verheiden


  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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