Annabelle Doll: That Won’t Let You Sleep


I couldn’t sleep the whole night before I had to go watch Annabelle Creation. No, it’s not like that I am timid or faint-hearted, but I like the spooky feeling. I enjoy looking at the movie from the gap between my fingers, hiding my face. Annabelle Creation is a supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. Annabelle is the same possessed doll we have seen in the Conjuring series. Now there’s an addition to The Conjuring series with the making of Annabelle Creation.

The movie starts somewhere in the early 1940s with the making of Annabelle doll by doll maker Samuel Mullins. The Mullins family lost their only five-year-old daughter Annabelle in a car accident. In the next scene, we were taken twelve years later where the Mullins family open their home to give shelter for orphanage girls. The story revolves around a crippled girl named Janice who started experiencing supernatural entities in the house. Soon, Janice met the Annabelle doll in a locked room and was attacked by the supernatural entity.

The movie has performed quite well all around the world, with many claiming it to be the scariest film of the decades. But look at the other side now, the movie has a desolate house, a possessed doll, a mysterious woman, a scarecrow, a barn, a basement, and lots of dolls. Still, it disappoints the fans of the conjuring franchise with the weak plot. The set-up of the movie is promising, but it will give you more chills than scary cries.

The first-half of the movie has no scary scenes, and at the time of interval, you’ll feel like getting the refund. The second-half of the film will give you few jump scares. The film has not one or two but many supernatural entities, a doll, an evil, a nun, a dead woman and a scarecrow. There was a scene in the movie when Sister Charlotte showed her photograph to Mr. Mullin which was clicked years back in Romania. In the photograph, there’s a mysterious figure sneaking in the shadows, which most probably be the demon nun Valak. Director linked the demon nun Valak from the Conjuring film to Annabelle and the question was left unanswered. It may be the clue that we are not done with the franchise yet. So, the horror movie disappointed me and many horror fans as well.

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  1. I liked The Conjuring series – the doll that unnerves you. I admire Vera Farmiga (loved her as Norma Bates in Bates Motel, too). She isn’t in Annabelle Creation? Not even a fleeting glimpse?

    I like your blog. Is it a WordPress theme? Thanks.

      1. Haha, I did. What a surprise! Well, that’s confirmed it. I’m definitely not going to see it! (If I were a horror film lover and wasn’t scared half out of my brain I would be very disappointed too… ) 🙂 🙂 🙂

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