Annabelle: Creation #2017 - Movie Review - Horror | Adam Bartley, Alicia, Talitha, Lulu

Starring: Adam Bartley, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Anthony LaPaglia, Joseph Bishara, Kerry O'Malley, Lulu Wilson, Miranda Otto, Philippa Coulthard, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman
Director: David F. Sandberg
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Horror

A. Score: 6.5/10

Plot: Loving parents Samuel (Anthony LaPagila) and Esther Mullins (Miranda Otto) suffer an unbearable tragedy when their young daughter Bee (Samara Lee) is killed in an accident. Twelve years later, the two make an arrangement with Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) to allow girls from a shuttered orphanage to stay at their house as they wait to be adopted. Upon arriving at the Mullins’ home, the girls – including best friends Janice (Talitha Bateman) and Linda (Lulu Wilson) – become infatuated with the place, eager to take advantage of its many luxuries.

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Yet another tiresome film in the formulaic and metastasising devil-doll horror franchise that started with The Conjuring and its sequel The Conjuring 2, notionally inspired by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Annabelle: Creation is, heartsinkingly, a prequel to the prequel that was Annabelle (2014), which gave the glassy-eyed Victorian doll from The Conjuring its own backstory. Readmore

Annabelle: Creation also proves that these Conjuring spin-off movies have potential. After the release of the first Annabelle, I began to think these movies needed Ed and Lorraine Warren. But it turns out, strong characters are the key, and ones like Janice and Linda have absolutely no trouble supporting a Conjuring franchise movie.Readmore

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