Annabelle: Creation
Year:
2017
Country:
USA
Genre:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
IMDB rating:
6.8
Director:
David F. Sandberg
Brad Greenquist as Victor Palmeri
Lou Lou Safran as Tierney
Talitha Bateman as Janice (as Talitha Bateman)
Stephanie Sigman as Sister Charlotte
Samara Lee as Bee
Lulu Wilson as Linda
Tayler Buck as Kate
Alicia Vela-Bailey as Evil Mullins / Demon Hands
Joseph Bishara as Annabelle Demon
Mark Bramhall as Father Massey
Grace Fulton as Carol
Miranda Otto as Esther Mullins
Anthony LaPaglia as Samuel Mullins
Storyline: 12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker 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.
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Reviews
Another Conjuring wannabe
This was a movie that added absolutely nothing to The Conjuring franchise. I think Annabelle was a pretty decent scare and I think the main reason why is because the majority of that movie was happening to one person whereas this film is happening to a house full of people thus making it not as effectively scary. Much like The Conjuring 2 I felt most of it was pretty predictable and what made it truly futile was the fact that they still never say exactly where the demon that possesses the doll comes from in the first place. It was basically as though their daughter died and ta da demon appears. Usually there's a Ouija board or some sort of seance that brings a demon forth but this movie thought they'd bypass that. Then you have to watch a child actor pretend to be possessed most of the movie which I think most will agree after The Exorcist every director wants Linda Blair but never gets one. Personally I was not a fan of The Conjuring 2 and I was not a fan of this film either. Annabelle was not as good as The Conjuring and what really makes The Conjuring worth watching in the first place is Ed and Lorraine Warren. Those characters based on the real- life people are about as realistic as these films can get. The film had its moments most of what you see in the preview but let's be honest this was simply pointless.
2017-09-03
More of the same
Annabelle 2 is infinitely better than her predecessor, even the first being lousy, at least 2 is a fun movie to watch on TV from home with friends, but that's all. Even though it's the second, it happens before the first, and the movie has a script, and it's well- crafted and well-developed, even full of jumpscares and ex-machina features, but at least we have development and linearity. Annabelle already in her 3-minute trailer tries to give at least a 5 "nudges" in the viewer, and the one in the movie is no different, the rhythm is broken every 3 minutes in the attempt of a fright that the viewer already expects, completely damaging a script that in its essence is even good, this is the evil of the "premature ejaculation" of horror movies currently that kill climax and tension in exchange for a silly nonsense that often turns out to be funny rather than scary. Technically the film is stable, has a great costume, a cool setting, a clear photograph (instead of the traditional depressives), and the film even has good performances, but unfortunately, still stuck in the art of being a movie to get kids pro cinema, do not discuss anything, nor try to give fear, just scares, the long seems to try to be something different, but ends up being more of the same.
2017-09-08
Way overrated. I walked out
First, a car wouldn't cruise by a stranded family trying to replace a tire and not slow down. Second, even a kid would have instinctive enough to not bolt out into the road when they're in the middle of nowhere and there's a car coming, especially on a dirt road. Even though the kid's on the far side of their handicapped car, she can hear the car coming. All throughout the movie thereafter, the victim screams only a portion of how much she ought to; it's like she's forgotten she has vocal cords. And the unrealistically little screaming she DOES do is never heard until it's too late. Everyone around her has ridiculously selective hearing that it's like they're deaf until the victim's already screwed. She also keeps turning her back on the doll that's obviously creeping her out to death. The second girl's even worse. She doesn't scream at ALL, just lets the spirit keep suspending her. And not just that but why scram around to the top of your bunk bed? Run out of the room! Get away! Last, it's so horror- typical for only the areas right in front of a window with sun shining through to be well-lit while every other spot around the house is dark, even pitch-black.
2017-08-16
Best of the classic horror genre this year
Acting and editing are well crafted. There are way too many jump scares which levels up the horror content. Popular leading characters of horror films are usually female. But this time, the director chose little girls which make the film even more scary as the audience worry about their little fragile lives.

The storyline is predictable as pre-sequels have suggested. But this flick is scarier than its predecessors thanks to the jump scares.
2017-08-14
A prequel of a prequel has no business being this good. 
A prequel of Annabelle, which was the prequel of The Conjuring. Absolutely nobody asked for this. Nobody wanted this. No one. But, thankfully (surprising, right?) we got it. 

Annabelle: Creation has no business being this good. Funny enough, the same can be said about 2016's Ouija: Origins of Evil. It is strange that these two bizarrely similar films were released within a year of each other. Both follow up on terrible first films. Both are prequels of those terrible first films. Both shouldn't have been made. Both are extremely effective horror films. Oh, and both star the excellent child-actor Lulu Wilson. The similarities don't even end there. 

After the film ended and I saw who directed this, everything made more sense. David F. Sandberg has the reins here–who you might remember from directing Lights Out, another surprisingly great 2016 horror flick. The work done in that movie with the use of lighting and repetition is just as suspenseful here (if not more so, in some scenes). Sandberg thankfully stamps what could have been run-of-the- mill horror scenes with his signature creativity. Horror largely relies on the talent of the director, and this is a case of the direction only elevating the film. 

While Lulu Wilson is a definitely a standout in her second straight horror movie role, her counterpart Talitha Bateman also gives a great performance. As in most horror movies, most of the scares are seen through the eyes of the children in the film. Luckily, the two youngest actresses here–Wilson and Bateman–practically act circles around the rest of the cast. In fact, there were quite a few moments when I felt as though these two actresses deserved a better script. The pair definitely do the best they can with what they are given however, adding a great deal of character to this film. 

The bar is low when it comes to horror film scripts. Even the best of the genre still have the occasional cringe-worthy line or plot hole (The Conjuring 2, I'm looking at you). All this to say, I'm going to go easy on the faults of Annabelle: Creation's script. The writing here is not bad by any means. There are cringy lines here and there, but that is to be expected. The characters make extremely poor choices, but even that is to be expected. The problem rests almost solely in the dull first 30 minutes of this film.

Look, I'm all for slow burn horror movies. But when the star of your horror film is an inanimate object, you just can't afford to have a slow opening act. However, once this film starts picking up with the scares in the latter half of the film, much of that first act can be forgiven. The film goes in some unexpected directions towards the end of the film which adds some surprising creativity.

No spoilers of course, but the way the first Annabelle is tied in to this film is outstanding. So outstanding that it almost makes up for the 90 minutes I wasted sitting through the garbage that was that first film. Almost. 

Credit to director David F. Sandberg for rescuing this franchise from a tedious first film. Annabelle: Creation is legitimately scary, which is all you can really ask for from a horror film.
2017-07-20
Worst movie i've seen in a while, how can this be rated 7?
I don't understand how a movie this bad can have an IMDb rating of 7. Where was the plot? Was there anything that made sense? Am i supposed to be frightened with a "I want your soul"? No more i have to say, i agree with basically every negative comment i've seen in other reviews.

This must have been the worst movie i have seen in 10 years, the worst part was that they ripped me 16 euros for this nonsense.
2017-09-05
completely nonsensical horror movie
i don't understand how you can call this movie average, let alone good. it has problems in pretty much every event that ever happens.

* what are the rules?

-> the demon can be exorcised by a priest easily, as shown at the end

-> the demon is immune against crosses and prayers, as shown in the middle of the movie

-> the demon can be imprisoned in a room if bible pages are glued around it

-> the demon can easily escape from said prison at the end of the movie

-> the demon can teleport

-> the demon cannot teleport

-> the demon can possess people without their agreement

-> the demon needs permission to go into a puppet

-> demon fails at possessing the mother because... no reason

-> bonus demon appears out of nowhere in scarecrow. or is it the same? did he get permission?

-> demon can appear as ghost girl and demon nun as well as he pleases, doesn't need to stay inside the puppet that it is bound to

-> demon is extremely strong, can rip people in half, but a girl stepping on its fingers causes too much pain to keep following her

seriously, make up your mind.

* how stupid are the characters? -> the demon is clearly dangerous, but let's enter the house again for no reason.

-> let's absolutely not make sure the demon stays inside the room by putting a layer of concrete around it. no, a wooden door will suffice.

-> let's not talk to each other. we must absolutely experience the scariness one by one.

-> let's not believe each other, even though nobody has a reason to lie.

-> demon: let me stay in puppet form and let myself be thrown into the well and only then transform back. why? because i want it to last longer.
2017-09-02
disappointing
i didn't expect such a weak movie , awful plot , weak events not at all a horror movie you would expect, i have no idea where those votes came from they might haven't saw the movie at all i don't give it more than 4 as a rating , if you are looking for horror then its for sure not in this movie , what i only liked is 3 jump scares that were good and that's it
2017-08-20
lots of fun
just got back from an advance screening! Had a blast!

A group of girls go to an orphanage where the evil doll is locked up. pretty soon bad things start to happen. That is the plot in a nutshell.

The film is essentially a bunch of jump scares, but there are a lot of them and the film never takes itself seriously for one second. It knows its job is have fun with a devil doll and that mood really help sells the jump scares.

The plot makes no sense.. the big reveal is that the doll is possessed by an evil spirit? really? who would have known!

In many ways it reminded me of F13 part I with 8 year olds instead of teenagers. The younger girls really steal the show - they were great.

The film had a strange drive-in movie vibe. Hard to pinpoint it, but I felt like I was in a drive-in watching the movie. Weird.

The key to enjoying this film is to watching it with a packed house. There was almost a 'rocky-horror show' response to some scenes "don't open that door!!" that REALLY added to the enjoyment.

Nothing was REALLY scary, though. More fun, than scares. People clapped and laughed because we were really enjoying the film's jump scares...Can't remember the last time I felt that. We all clapped at the end - not many films I can make that claim for.

That said, anyone expecting a REALLY scary movie, 3 dimensional characters, re-inventing the genre, etc. will be sorely disappointed.

This is a haunted house movie that is fun seen with a crowd.

I can't imagine seeing this alone at home. I plan on getting this on blu-ray so I will see!

For now, based on my experience, I am giving this a 7... for fun factor!
2017-07-20
Better than average horror, but terrible characters
Annabelle: Creation wasn't close to being as great or terrifying as The Conjuring 1 or 2; proof that Ed and Lorraine Warren are fantastic characters.

The film had a playful and fun haunted house horror movie feel to it rather than a serious vibe where tension builds to the point where you actually feel scared. This vibe will work better on people that don't scare easily; others will likely be frightened often.

However, there were a few moments, including 2 or 3 sequences, that were unforgettably creepy in a unique way; so it did have some good thrills. The acting was solid, but the dialogue was very unconvincing. Also, a pretty generic plot for a horror film. The Conjuring 1 and 2 worked well with their generic horror tropes, but very effectively developed tension and story with good dialogue.

Annabelle: Creation was definitely better than Annabelle, and offered a nice connection, but neither have been able to live to the greatness of the aforementioned main movies. We'll see what happens with The Nun (which I think I saw a brief allusion to in one scene) and The Crooked Man.

P.S. James Wan better direct The Conjuring 3 or I'll be unhappy.
2017-09-09
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