Today, a limited-edition apparel collection from “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” was unveiled on Warner Bros. new horror online fan 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.
The Occultist Totem t-shirt ($35) is available in white, grey, and black.
Property Master Kate Guanci oversaw the design of the pieces depicted stating “The totem was a big process,“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.
The Chalice t-shirt ($35) is available in white, grey and black.
“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.
The Skeleton t-shirt ($35) is available in white, grey and black.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It arrives in theaters and HBO MAX today.