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‘Annabelle: Creation’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Stephanie Signman, Miranda Otto, Talitha Bateman, Anthony Lapaglia, Lulu Wilson, Grace Fulton, Philippa Coulthard, Tayler Buck | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by David F. Sandberg

Annabelle: Creation begins on an isolated patch of California somewhere in the 1950’s. The beginning shots walk us through a doll makers’ trade. Unsettling close-ups of paint cracked faces, some with dead eyes, some with no eyes at all. Wooden arms and legs dangle in and out of focus as the masters’ hand fits the pieces together. By the end, we’re introduced to Annabelle, the most hideous doll ever hand crafted. You’ve probably seen this opening creation scene play out before. Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play 2; it’s horror movie standard.

Quickly we’re introduced to the Mullins family. Samuel Mullins is a loving husband and father who makes a comfortable living with his dolls. His dolls are so popular,
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DVD Review – Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle: Creation, 2017.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall, Brad Greenquist, and Lulu Wilson.


Yet another prequel from The Conjuring universe detailing how the creepy Annabelle doll came to be.

Having now established that there is a ‘universe’ based around James Wan’s 2013 hit The Conjuring by making sequels and spinoffs about seemingly secondary characters and events mentioned in passing we end up here with Annabelle: Creation, not only the second prequel to The Conjuring but also the second prequel based around the creepy image of the Annabelle doll briefly seen in Wan’s original movie. Yes, it does seem that Warner Bros. are forcing this evil doll concept down our throats a bit but in their defence they do have a significantly creepier looking killer doll than Chucky and they aren’t about to let that particular cash cow
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Annabelle: Creation Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital This Halloween Season

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If you're looking to add a creepy doll film to your Halloween movie marathon, then you're in luck, because Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will released David F. Sandberg's Annabelle: Creation (read our review here) on Blu-ray and DVD on October 24th and digital platforms beginning October 20th, and we have a look at the special features list and cover art:

Press Release (via Burbank, CA, – Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman,
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Annabelle: Creation Arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack This October

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The origin story for one of the creepiest dolls in horror film history will debut when Annabelle: Creation releases on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Digital this October! Just in time for Halloween! Check out everything that comes with it!

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Blu-ray debuts on October 24

Burbank, CA, September 28, 2017 – Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.
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"The Haunting of Hill House"

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According to reports, actress Lulu Wilson ("Annabelle: Creation") has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix/Amblin adaptation of author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting Of Hill House", previously adapted as the feature "The Haunting":

"...'Hill House' is an eighty-year-old mansion built by long-deceased 'Hugh Crain'. The story follows main characters 'Dr. John Montague', an investigator of the supernatural, 'Eleanor Vance', a shy young woman who resents having lived as a recluse caring for her demanding invalid mother, 'Theodora', a flamboyant, bohemian artist and 'Luke Sanderson', the young heir to 'Hill House'.

"Dr. Montague hopes to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House for a summer and invites as his guests several people, chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events.

"Of these, only Eleanor and Theodora accept. Eleanor travels to the house, where she and Theodora will live in isolation with Montague and Luke.
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Rising Horror Star Lulu Wilson Joins Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House”

Rising Horror Star Lulu Wilson Joins Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House”
Coming off her standout roles in Ouija: Origin of Evil and this year’s Annabelle: Creation, child actor Lulu Wilson is fast becoming something of a modern day scream queen. We’re happy to report that she’s the latest to join the cast of “The Haunting of Hill House,” Netflix’s re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel. The news […]
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‘The Haunting Of Hill House’: Lulu Wilson & Victoria Pedretti Cast In Netflix Series Re-Imagining

‘The Haunting Of Hill House’: Lulu Wilson & Victoria Pedretti Cast In Netflix Series Re-Imagining
Exclusive: Annabelle: Creation actress Lulu Wilson and newcomer Victoria Pedretti have joined the upcoming Netflix series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, from Amblin TV and Paramount TV. Genre filmmaker Mike Flanagan, who directed Wilson in 2016’s Ouija: Origin of Evil, is at the helm of the 10-episode straight-to-series drama, which draws from the original classic ghost story while expanding on the mythology of the Crane…
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Conjuring Movie Universe Passes $1B at Worldwide Box Office

Conjuring Movie Universe Passes $1B at Worldwide Box Office
After just one week in theaters around the globe, New Line Cinema's Annabelle: Creation has taken in more than $110 million, not only opening in the #1 spot in numerous markets, including North America, but quickly boosting filmmaker James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring universe of films over the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. Here's what she had to say in a statement.

"We are thrilled with the success of Annabelle: Creation and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular Conjuring franchise to theaters everywhere. We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy."

In addition to opening in the #1 spot in the U.
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‘The Conjuring’ Series, Spinoffs Top $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

‘The Conjuring’ Series, Spinoffs Top $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office
New Line’s four-film “Conjuring” series has scared up more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, thanks to “Annabelle: Creation” taking in more than $110 million.

The low-cost franchise launched in 2013 with “The Conjuring,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators, and was spun off with 2014’s demonic doll “Annabelle,” followed by the 2016 sequel “The Conjuring 2” and this summer’s sequel “Annabelle: Creation.”

James Wan and Peter Safran have produced all four films and Wan directed both “Conjuring” movies. New Line will release another spinoff, “The Nun,” in July. The studio is also in active development with Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Safran Company on “The Conjuring 3” and another spinoff, “The Crooked Man,” based on a character that appeared in “The Conjuring 2.”


Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Levitates to No. 1 With $35 Million

Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said,
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Annabelle: Creation is one of 2017’s scariest films!

Variety reports: “Annabelle: Creation,” which conjured $35 million in its opening to dominate an otherwise lackluster frame last weekend, will wind up the weekend with about $64 million in its first 10 days. The film is the fourth in New Line’s highly profitable “Conjuring” universe and should see the combined worldwide grosses hit the $1 billion mark this weekend, thanks to 2013’s “The Conjuring,” 2014’s “Annabelle,” 2016’s “The Conjuring 2,” and “Annabelle: Creation.” Next up is “The Nun,” starring Taissa Farmiga and Demian Bichir and due out July 13.

In his review, Michael Haffner says “it proudly stands next to The Conjuring films as delivering real scares. What helps with this is making the audience afraid of not just the doll, but of what other being is haunting the house as well as the always hidden mother. It’s a terrifying trifecta that fits perfectly into the ominous surroundings.
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Annabelle: Creation review

A bit of a surprise this, as the new Annabelle movie punches above its weight a little. Here's our review...

There's likely to be some justifiable trepidation about the quality of Annabelle: Creation, the fourth film in what the marketing now bills as 'the Conjuring universe', given the poor reception for the first Annabelle spin-off and the generally low hit-rate of studio horror movies among even moderately well-read genre fans.

But it's not even 12 months since director Mike Flanagan turned Ouija: Origin Of Evil into one of the most surprising films of last year. His prequel to the profitable but poor Hasbro horror was an engaging and creative chiller, and Creation has drawn favourable comparisons for the way in which it also brings in a new director - David F Sandberg, fresh off last year's Lights Out - to reinvigorate the latest studio-mandated spin-off. It hardly reaches the heights that Flanagan did,
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Annabelle: Creation Wins Weekend Box Office, Earns Double Its Budget

Annabelle: Creation Wins Weekend Box Office, Earns Double Its Budget
As expected, New Line's Conjuring spin-off dubbed Annabelle Creation took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $35 million. The low-budget spin-off has already doubled its $15 million budget, and it's potentially shaping up to be one of the most profitable movies this year. Other newcomers The Glass Castle and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature both underperformed, leading to weak opening box office numbers.

Box Office Mojo reports that Annabelle: Creation debuted in 3,502 theaters, for an impressive $10,006 per-screen average, with The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature debuting in third place with $8.9 million, with a meager $2,232 per-screen average from 4,003 theaters, behind Dunkirk in second palace with $11.4 million. The Glass Castle opened in ninth place with $4.8 million, earning a $3,337 per-screen average from 1,461 theaters. Annabelle: Creation, a spin-off of The Conjuring, came just shy of its predecessor, 2014's Annabelle, which debuted with $37.1 million, with a grand total of $256.8 million ($84.2 million domestic,
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Best Annabelle 2 Scare Was Done with All Practical Effects

Best Annabelle 2 Scare Was Done with All Practical Effects
After years of ugly looking CGI ruining some great movie moments, a lot of directors are going back to the old school method of having these ideas realized with real working special effects. Count director David F. Sandberg into that camp. With his most recent sequel in theaters this weekend, the filmmaker has admitted that one of its best scares was done 100% practical.

Bloody Disgusting recently caught up with director David F. Sandberg to discuss Annabelle: Creation. And the climactic end scene was a point of conversation that needed some analysis. If you haven't had a chance to see the movie just yet, you might want to save this cool reveal for a later date, as there will be Spoilers ahead.

Annabelle 2 is racking up some great reviews. And the ending helps push this one home as a great recent horror outing that definitely outshines the first Conjuring spin-off. At
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Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Conjuring $36 Million Domestic Debut

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Conjuring $36 Million Domestic Debut
Annabelle: Creation” isn’t just fleshing out New Line Cinema’s self-proclaimed “Conjuring Universe,” it’s also helping to save the back half of the summer box office. The prequel to 2014’s “Annabelle” is conjuring up a $36 million domestic debut.

According to estimates, Warner Bros.’ supernatural horror will easily win its opening weekend after taking in $15 million from 3,502 locations on Friday, including Thursday night previews. Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, and Anthony Lapaglia star in the origin story behind the killer, antique doll from director David F. Sandberg.

Also in the double digits for WB, “Dunkirk” continues to steamroll its blockbuster competition in second place. Despite being in its fourth frame, Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama is expected to add just under $11 million to its total after making just over $3 million from 3,762 screens on Friday. That number is also expected to officially put
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‘Annabelle Creation’ Review: Dir. David F Sandberg (2017)

Annabelle Creation review: The Conjuring cinematic universe expands with this prequel to a prequel.

Annabelle Creation review by Kat Hughes.

Annabelle Creation review

The Conjuring, directed by James Wan, was a surprise smash, one that also managed to be genuinely terrifying. The movie introduced us to the demon hunting Warrens and their chamber of horrors, the most of horrific of those being a creepy doll known as Annabelle. Despite having hardly any screen time, she’s what most audience members remember most vividly. It was inevitable then that she would get her own film. Sadly, Annabelle was a disappointment, falling into all the horror cliches without much originality. Now though Wan has brought in David F Sandberg, who directed last year’s brilliant Light’s Out as the story travels even further back in time.

The Mullin family are God-fearing gentle folks who live a nice peaceful life together out in the sticks.
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Annabelle: Creation: Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson Talk Of The Fun And Synergy On The Horror Set

These two young actresses are definitely rising stars due to their acting range and maturity in the Hollywood business.

Talitha Bateman marks her major studio debut with Annabelle: Creation as a polio-stricken girl, who is haunted by a demon possessed in a doll. And Lulu Wilson plays her emotional and vulnerable best friend at the orphanage. Wilson was previously known for her terrific performance in another horror film Ouija: Origin of Evil.

The two girls star in Director David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation alongside Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace), and Alicia Vela-Bailey (Lights Out).

The film is a prequel to 2014’s highly successful Annabelle. It tells of the origin story on how the creepy doll was created and possessed. The doll ends up haunting a group of orphan girls.

Lrm participated in a roundtable interview with a few reporters and the two young actresses.
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Annabelle: Creation: Stephanie Sigman On Playing A Nun, Acting With Children And Blessing The Set From Real Evil

Demons can take many shapes and form. The creepy doll is no exception.

Annabelle: Creation heads into theaters nationwide today. It serves as the origin story on how the Annabelle is first created for The Conjuring universe.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) and Alicia Vela-Bailey (Lights Out). It’s directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out).

We managed to catch actress Stephanie Sigman over the phone for the busy promotion for Annabelle: Creation. She told us about the lure of playing a nun character, which is quite different from playing a Bond girl on Spectre or a pageant model turned drug dealer in Miss Bala. She also discussed her personal beliefs in the supernatural and admitted that it was her who asked for the set to be blessed from evil.
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‘Annabelle: Creation’ Star Lulu Wilson Continues to Shine in the Horror Genre

‘Annabelle: Creation’ Star Lulu Wilson Continues to Shine in the Horror Genre
Lulu Wilson is only 11 years old, but she’s quickly building a reputation as an outstanding actor. And after last year’s Ouija: Origin of Evil, she already has a critically acclaimed horror film under her belt. Despite the negative reception to the original Annabelle film, knowing that she had signed on to work with Lights […]
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Will Smith Doesn't Think Movies Stars Can Be Made The Same Way Anymore

Will we ever see a movie star once again rise through the ranks in the way that actors such as Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep did? In today’s tech frenzied world, actors and fans can engage via several social media sites. Speaking recently at a press conference for his upcoming Netflix film, Bright, A-list star Will Smith talked about how he doesn’t think movie stars can be made today the same way they were in the past.

“Essentially the fans being more and more involved in the creative process, you know, in terms of movie stardom it's a huge difference. It's like you almost can't make new movie stars anymore”

Stars are still being made, but perhaps not in the traditional ways of the past. Social media can and has influenced Hollywood. While YouTube hasn't made any big movie stars yet (my guess is it is only a
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