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 man called Paul is working after hours and is murdered by a supernatural entity in the shadow. When his son, the boy Martin, is frightened by the same creature, he sees his mother Sophie talking to an imaginary friend called Diana in the shadow of her room. Martin does not sleep anymore during the night. His older step sister Rebecca who lives alone is summoned by the social assistant. She brings Martin home and recalls her own experience with Diana years ago when she was young. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret investigate the connection of Sophie with Diana and come up to a scary revelation about their past. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
David F. Sandberg said that his goal was to keep Diana's appearance in the film as a silhouette, when asked about how challenging it was to keep Diana in the dark, he said " very challenging because I didn't want you to cheat, I had to storyboard all of it just to make sure that she was truly a silhouette at first I was working with a storyboard artist, he would draw her with a rim light and I was like "No we can't shoot it like that because that's cheating" so I had to do my own storyboards and figure out how we could always keep her as a true silhouette when she grabs Bret I had to think about it, " if he uses his flashlight like this to bang on the handle if she grabs and when he's up here then the flashlight is pointed backwards creating a silhouette so that she can actually grab him" it was really hard to figure out exactly how to get her on film. See more »
(at around 22 mins) When Rebecca and Martin are in the kitchen Rebecca places a milk jug on the table, milk instantly appears in a glass and the amount is constantly changing through the entire scene. See more »
[on video call]
Hey, dad. Are you coming home soon?
Yeah, uh, in an hour or so. What's up? Where's mom?
I don't think she's feeling good.
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No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into an agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products. See more »
I personally think this movie is one of the greatest horror movies ever! Teresa Palmer and Gabriel Bateman's acting is very good, absolutely credible, almost like Rosa Byrne's performance in Insidious, which was flawless. The cinematography was good, dark scenes pretty clear, intense sound effects well achieved.
If you go to the cinema with your childhood fears, you will really enjoy this movie. It's full of scares and if you put attention to them, they are the kind of scares that you really fear when you are a kid.
I don't understand why people cannot leave their critics-attitude at home and simply enjoy this movie or any other movie. If they do it, you'll enjoy it a lot.
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