12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
It takes a lot to scare me, but this film genuinely had me sacred. It especially takes a lot to scare me when things start to get a little bit stupid (and they do), but even so I was afraid while watching this. I definitely jumped, I definitely wanted to scream at the little girls to ‘not go into a room’ and ‘why haven’t they left the house’. So as horror films go I liked this one a lot. I think all the child actors (as well as the adult ones) done a fantastic job. I don’t know if it’s because I am not a fan of scary movies with bad creepy things happening to children or because the scare factor in Annabelle: The Creation is so on point or both. But if you want a good scare prior to Halloween this is definitely a must see. The house it’s self is creepy enough without the Annabelle doll and ghost running around and all the other porcelain dolls just add to the freaky factor.
The only complaints I can really make about this film is that sometimes the computer effects can be a bit much and unnecessary when a particular dark figure starts to form (**spoiler alert, the demon**). I personally think most of the time things are scarier when you can’t see them, don’t know exactly what they are and the scare is left up to your imagination. I also like how this film ties into the first in such a way no one saw coming. So I think to understand the last scene of the new film you need to watch the first 10 minutes of the previous Annabelle film (See review here – Movie Review – Annabelle )
- The doll that the Higgins’ gave to Janice when they visited her at the orphanage is the actual look of the “Raggedy Ann” doll.
- Some Stephen King fans went to this movie only to see the four-minute clip from It (2017) that played before the movie.
- This is the first Conjuring-related film in which Ed and Lorraine Warren are not featured or mentioned in any way.
- Talitha Bateman, playing the leading role as Janice, is the older sister of Gabriel Bateman, who starred in Lights Out. Lights Out was the feature film directorial debut of Annabelle Creation’s director, David Sandberg.
- According to the Warrens, in 1970, two roommates claimed their Raggedy Ann doll was possessed by the spirit of a young girl named Annabelle Higgins. The Warrens took the doll, telling the roommates it was “being manipulated by an inhuman presence”, and put it on display at the family’s “Occult Museum”.
Have you seen he film? If so what did you think?