Annabelle Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Gary Dauberman was theatrically released in the United States on August 11, 2017 and the film has grossed $80 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics.

The Movie is a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle and the fourth installment in The Conjuring series as the story is eventually tied to the previous Annabelle vehicle, which felt not only unnecessary but quite clunky and rushed.

Twelve 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, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Annabelle: Creation is a thoroughly well-executed and thought-out medium budget horror in a creepy house with a creepy doll. It is also a borderline comedy at times, cleverly realising that the doll is not only scary but also rather ridiculous. Moving from scares to laughter and back was done with outstanding precision and taste.

The effect where something first happens with thundering sound and action, followed by a deafening silence in anticipation of potential further threats, is somewhat overused, but excellent actors and overall professional production let this kind of small issues pass without much distraction.

Annabelle: Creation
Director – David F Sandberg
Cast – Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto
Rating – 3.5/5

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