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.
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.
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle.Written by
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ANNABELLE. is a cliché formula horror film that they used to churn out every week in the 70's. Creepy in some parts intense in others . but the film falls apart because the center does not hold. Annabelle was based on the doll's cameo in the conjuring a much superior movie. Here they take the doll Annabelle and ignore the true story. The true story is much more scarier then the supposed back story the film makers here tried to present. The Case file of Annabelle as written by the Warrens sends shivers down your spine and gives you nightmares this movie. not so much. The acting is decent and the story is weak. and actually as a whole really does not stand up to close scrutiny. The conjuring does and that's why its a much better film. here the director just does not know how to set up a decent fright. and the writers did not know how to write a decent horror movie. Still if it's Halloween and the lights are low. and you need to watch a horror film and this one is close at hand it'll do. That's not saying much I guess for a film that had all the makings for a much scarier film then what it gives us. The only saving grace is that the acting is suitable and saves the film in some ways.
My advice watch the conjuring instead.
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