The first Anabelle effort was less than impressive, and so with this new follow up/prequel instalment I did not expect to be entertained much. I was wrong. James Wan is a by now a renowned director, who worked and produced little gems of the horror cinema such as Lights Out. His strength, I think, resides in the ability he has to create tension and summon our worst primal fears without ever giving out or showing too much. And because you don’t see much and cannot process the whole of what you are seeing, you are bound to let your worst nightmare come to life to complete what you are seeing on screen, creating genuine terror.
This movie is no exception and once the premise are established with great dexterity (it only takes a few minutes at the start of the opening scene), the main characters are introduced and the house of fear is presented. When in broad day light, the house is a beautiful Victorian piece of architecture, but comes the night and things start to go south quickly. The bizarre and the weird start to happen pretty fast too – as soon as the characters are entering their newly found home.
Without giving out too much, I found it to be pretty terrifying and entertaining at the same time. Some scenes are masterpiece of the art of balancing the story telling & visual horror that only James Wan seems to know how to use properly. The end and post credit scene hints at a follow up story involving a church…can’t wait! Recommended.
Actors and storyline are marvellous to which brings this show a must watch to touch the horror that it gives. I rated this an A grade plus a lot of ideas and nerve tense moments to keep you happy. A group of girls under the supervision of a nun are offered boarding after the orphanage is shut down. Want more well this is next the girls become targets and now no more hints as not to spoil it for you. Don't eat popcorn while watching, fairy floss is easy to clean during the movie great entertainment throughout so sit down and relax and enjoy.
Excellent film if you want a scare and believe the Annabelle curse. I have never found a film that has made me jump, however this film does it in buckets, it has a basic simple plot but it makes you think back to going to sleep under the quilt for safety from the scary monster. The film is a great film on the whole don't believe reviews who say it's poor, it is not true at all. Long films that derive from a true story such as Annabelle
Excellent. The only thing I would say, after watching 'Before The Conjuring There was Annabelle' then 'The Conjuring' then 'The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Case' I think one should watch 'Annabelle Creation' first then 'Before The Conjuring There was Annabelle' etc. I seem to remember thinking the same thing about the Alien movies. After watching all the alien movies, there was 'Prometheus which I felt should have been released first and now there's Alien Covenant which reverts back to 'Prometheus' Mmmmmmm! Anyway Annabelle a great movie!!
Well written and well acted - Annabelle Creation doesn't try to jump the shark. It's a dark movie, and although it has it's share of jump scares it's restrained, using the vulnerability of a cast of young female protagonists to full effect. The Annabelle movies seem to be defying gravity - they don't feel like cash grabs.
This film all depends on how scary you find a possessed doll. As I am middle aged and find how I am going to stay in a job and pay the bills more scary, maybe the joy of watching horror films has diminished. However the film is well made and does not contain found footage which I am getting sick of. I generally enjoyed it and would recommend. The film is based on a real doll so perhaps that is the real scare ! Well made horror film with a few scares so you should enjoy.
I think this film is a solid addition to the Conjuring series. Plenty of building tension, quite a few genuine jump moments and the gory bits are executed with reasonable subtlety for a horror movie these days (i.e. there is no over the top gratuitous gore). Best of all, the characters are believable and the story adds a convincing foundation for the story behind Annabelle. If dolls really do give you the creeps, I'd stay away from this one.
If you love proper supernatural horror, with frequent hide behind your sofa scares then this is definitely for you. This is right up there with the scariest film of recent years for me - ‘Sinister’. Quite frankly if this film doesn’t scare you, then nothing will! Anyone writing a poor review of this film simply isn’t into this type of horror, end of story.