A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
12 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, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
After trying to connect with her dead mother, teenager Quinn Brenner, asks psychic Elise Rainier to help her, she refuses due to negotiate events in her childhood. Quinn starts noticing paranormal events happen in her house. After a vicious attack from a demon her father goes back and begs Elise Rainier to use her abilities to contact the other side in hope to stop these attacks by this furious demon content for a body.
Suspense and horror that I haven't experienced in a very long time
I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through this movie. It brought me back to when I first watched The Exorcist as a young boy.
I'm actually quite surprised at the low rating here though. Perhaps I thought it was brilliant because I really had no idea what the movie was about before watching it. I tend to avoid all previews and articles prior to watching movies so I go in fresh without any clues on what's coming. That behavior may have served me well with this one.
Honestly speaking, I jumped out of my chair a few times and even more satisfying, I experienced a few prolonged bouts of sustained horror. I sat there in total fear at what was transpiring right in front of me which I absolutely loved.
What an incredible surprise of a film and I'm still buzzing as I write this review. Job very well done. I can't remember the last time a horror film had such an effect on me. Bravo!
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