August 14 / 17
Hello…hope everyone had a good and resting weekend. Saw Annabelle: Creation Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a prequel and better than the first Annabelle film.
Creation takes place twelve years, 1955 after a doll maker, Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Ester (Miranda Otto) lose their only child, a daughter named Annabelle ‘Bee’, to a horrible accident. They decided to open their home to a nun and several orphaned girls. Everything seems to go well, that is until one of the girls discover the dollmaker’s crafted dolls in a forbidden bedroom …..opening a sinister entity.
Produced by James Wan (director of The Conjuring and Insidious films) and Peter Safran, director David F. Sandberg ( Lights Out) takes the lead in this prequel. Of course this time we get the real story of how this creepy doll got its start.
What I like about this film and The Conjuring films is that you really don’t need a whole lot of blood, gore, and guts to make it scary. What makes a good horror film scary is the unknown. You know that feeling you get when you walk down a somewhat dark hallway, you feel the hairs standing on the back of your neck and on your arms, you get anxious….You get the picture. With this film, you get that sense.
Sandberg doesn’t disappoint with the whole gimmicks of what a good horror film needs. Does this film show too much? Nah, not really. The plot may be somewhat lacking, though. You’re trying to fill in the holes of the whole film, but again you get the backstory about the doll and how it all ties within The Conjuring universe.
The film topped the box office by $35 million. In all fairness, Annabelle: Creation is just what you need if you’re looking for a good scare. A really good scare.
Annabelle: Creation – B
Hope you enjoy your Monday, be blessed.
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