Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
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
Was associated with a controversial short horror movie contest, in which, Warner Brothers would legally own the contest winner's idea for three years (and have the option to develop a full feature film out of it), while only being obligated to compensate the contestant with $100 USD and a chance to meet the director David F. Sandberg (if available). See more »
Sister Charlotte is shown in Romania in a full habit with the same veil as the other nuns which would indicate that she has taken final vows, yet later she is dressed like some nuns do now in a modified habit with a short veil and no wimple. In the period when the film takes place only a postulant (someone who wants to join a religious order but has not taken vows yet) would dress like that. See more »
Annabelle: Creation is a thoroughly well-executed and thought-out medium budget horror in a creepy house with a creepy doll. It is also a borderline comedy at times, cleverly realising that the doll is not only scary but also rather ridiculous. Moving from scares to laughter and back was done with outstanding precision and taste.
The effect where something first happens with thundering sound and action, followed by a deafening silence in anticipation of potential further threats, is somewhat overused, but excellent actors and overall professional production let this kind of small issues pass without much distraction.
As a prequel to the previous movie which was also a prequel, the story is eventually tied to the previous Annabelle vehicle, which felt not only unnecessary but quite clunky and rushed. Stay put for a brief after-credit scene for more Conjuringverse things to come.
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