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.
The manufacturer of dolls Samuel Mullins is a happy family man with his wife Esther and their daughter Bee, who dies after being hit by a car. Twelve years later, Samuel and his wife, Esther, welcomes a nun and six orphaned girls to his home. He tells that only a locked room (that belonged to Bee) and Esther's room would be off limits for the girls. The crippled girl, Janice, manages to sneak in Bee's room during the night and finds a doll locked inside a closet. After she plays in the room, she is haunted by an evil force. What has Janice unleashed in Bee's room?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Said no one ever. Seriously this is a really solid horror film. I pretty much detested "Annabelle". Especially in light of the fact that it rode on the coattails of the excellent "The Conjuring". You will see a lot of comparisons to Ouija 2 when people discuss this film, which managed to pull off the same difficult feat. And they both do it as prequels to the previously awful franchises first films.
Creation takes awhile to pick up speed. And the director does something very interesting for the first half hour or so. There is barely a note of music. Silence creates all the jolts. It worked really well though I thought it was going to be odd to sustain a horror film with no music at all. Not to mention that sitting next to an IMAX theater playing Dunkirk kind of detracted from the silence thing.
As it gets into a more haunted house story and the music kicks in, the film really takes off. Lots of excellent scares. Creepy kids always help. Not to mention the fact that more than one inanimate object is depicted.
Solid horror film that proves that dishing out horror on screen takes a special group of talent, starting with a competent director. Horror is the most difficult genre to pull off. It is tough to elicit laughs for instance, but it is ten times tougher to scare someone on screen.
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