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Parents Guide for
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1/10 - Mild innuendo

The film starts with a pregnant woman and her husband as they talk about briefly about their baby and her birth. She says that last time he gave her a present she ended up with a baby.

1:07:14 A book shows a drawing of a naked man. It takes up a small part of the screen, shows little detail, and lasts a fraction of a second.


The film follows a worn looking, antique wooden bride doll with wide eyes, splotchy and cracked facial "skin" and red, cracked cheeks with what appears to be blood or splotched paint on one cheek; the grinning lips becomes larger and redder throughout the movie.

A woman finds a large doll in an armchair and screams, "What do you want from me?" then picks up the doll and smashes it several times on a metal crib, but the doll is undamaged; the woman sees her baby lying face-up and apparently dead in the doorway and grabs her, crying before the baby changes into a laughing doll and we hear loud prolonged laughing.

A woman takes a doll to a window ledge and leans backward; the camera cuts to an aerial view of her body lying face up and dead on the sidewalk in a huge pool of blood, holding the hand of the doll lying beside her.

A woman smells something and goes to the kitchen to find all electric stove burners on and the whole room in flames and she falls onto her pregnant belly; the camera cuts to her lying in a hospital bed and we hear that she is fine, but needs to have complete bed rest before she has the baby.

Some force blows a woman away from a window and we see the hem of a gown fly around a doorway and into a hallway and the woman follows it and sees a small child standing in a nursery before the child runs at her, changing into an adult woman who screams and forces the first woman into a corner, crying.

An antique doll stands up by itself in a shadow, grows to the size of a child, then grows into a woman and we see a black devil's face with red eyes behind her.

A priest takes a large doll away from a husband and his wife and takes them to his church in his car; we hear static and a growling voice coming from the radio the radio and it shouts, "May God have mercy on your soul!"; when the priest walks in the door of the church, an unseen power blows him and the doll back out, smashing them to the sidewalk, as a woman watches and picks up the doll and the priest lies face up in a large pool of blood and the camera cuts to a hospital corridor where two nuns talk outside a patient room and we hear that the priest is a patient; we see him in bed in a hospital with IVs of blood and a clear liquid and he opens his eyes to tell a doctor that the doll he took is evil (his eyes are bloodshot-red and his face is splotchy).

A woman takes her baby out of her pram outside her building, the baby buggy rolls into the street, and a huge green truck smashes it.

A demon impersonates a priest and goes to an apartment where he stands with his back turned to an apartment door; a woman opens the door after hearing very loud pounding and the priest shouts at the camera with red eyes, a splotchy red face and a deep roaring voice, "May God have mercy on your soul!"

A stereo switches itself on with very loud music.

A man puts a doll in a trashcan outside and when he and his wife move to a new city, they find the doll in a packing box; the woman decides to keep it and loud stomping sounds begin to occur in the apartment above them along with loud whispers in hallways when the woman is alone.

We see large police photos on a desk of a man and a woman killed at home and we see two walls of a bedroom splashed almost solidly in blood, with a woman on the bed and her clothing bloody while the man lies in a pool of blood with blood on his shirt; a mark on one wall matches a mark a woman later sees on her arm.

A pregnant woman sews at home and the machine needle hits her finger and we see blood as she grunts, "Ouch."

In several scenes, we see a teen girl as an adult after her death walking through a house in the background behind a woman and a baby who live there.


7 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, God Knows What, Please God) and and exclamations (Oh my gosh.)

Name-calling (crazy and shrink.)

Stereotypical references to men, women, pregnant women, Catholic priests, doctors, police detectives, the haunted, believers and skeptics.


A TV reporter mentions drug use by the Charles Manson Family in connection with murders.

A bottle of wine is shown on a dinner table.

A half-full wine is seen with an empty glass.

A woman drinks a little from the glass of wine.

Annabelle itself is very scary-looking and frightening

Some jump moments.

Only a few dead bodies, but blood is shown.

Bloody crime scene photos.

A man is thrown across the pavement by a ghostly force.

More like PG-13

15: strong violence, threat, horror.

Rated R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror

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