Written by John Squires

Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween kicks off this weekend, and as we told you earlier this week, five original horror films will premiere as part of the marathon programming block. The festivities begin with the premiere of The Crooked Man on Saturday, October 1st, an original flick based on the very same nursery rhyme that inspired one of the most memorable sequences in The Conjuring 2.

No, it’s not an official spinoff, but we’ll take it.

Check out the trailer, poster, and plot crunch below!

In The Crooked Man

While at a slumber party, twelve-year-old Olivia is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, Milo (White), which summons a demonic figure known as “The Crooked Man.” Returning to her hometown six years later, a string of unusual deaths lead Olivia (Angelique Rivera) to believe that she’s still being haunted by whatever she saw that fateful night. Once you sing the rhyme, everyone in the house is cursed to die by his hands.

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