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Annabelle: Creation (2017)

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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.

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David F. Sandberg

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Gary Dauberman, Gary Dauberman (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Samuel Mullins
Samara Lee ... Bee
Miranda Otto ... Esther Mullins
Brad Greenquist ... Victor Palmeri
Lulu Wilson ... Linda
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Janice (as Talitha Bateman)
Stephanie Sigman ... Sister Charlotte
Mark Bramhall ... Father Massey
Grace Fulton ... Carol
Philippa Coulthard ... Nancy
Tayler Buck ... Kate
Lou Lou Safran Lou Lou Safran ... Tierney
Joseph Bishara ... Annabelle Demon
Alicia Vela-Bailey ... Evil Mullins / Demon Hands
Jesse Giacomaszzi Jesse Giacomaszzi ... Demon Bee (voice) (as Jessie Giacomazzi)
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Storyline

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

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The next chapter in The Conjuring universe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and terror. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annabelle: Creation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,006,404, 13 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,092,201, 2 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,515,884, 19 December 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Vela-Bailey previously collaborated with David F. Sandberg on Lights Out. See more »

Goofs

Sister Charlotte takes Janice's confession. Only a Catholic priest is allowed by the church to hear confessions. See more »

Quotes

Sister Charlotte: What is that?
Linda: Who cares? RUN!
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Crazy Credits

There's a mid-credits scene the Annabelle doll is sitting in a chair and slightly moves her head. See more »

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Soundtracks

You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis
Performed by Charles McDonald
By arrangement with peermusic
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Sucks in comparison to the first.
4 August 2017 | by somfSee all my reviews

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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