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Annabelle: Creation (2017) Poster

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Anachronisms 

At one stage action is taking place in a basement the characters move past an electrical switch on a wall of modern design.. This are called 'Surface Switch' a plastic box with a dial like switch to 'ON or OFF. This design would not have been available in the time era of the movie.
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When the girls try to escape in the pickup toward the end of the film, they are shown attempting to start it with a steering column-mounted ignition switch. That type of switch wasn't common until the late 1960's. The 1940's era truck in the film would have the ignition mounted on the dash.
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Character error 

The opening scene where Annabelle is killed in the car crash is illogical for several reasons. For one, the station wagon that struck her would have seen her in a distance and not have accidentally struck her, and even if it didn't, it most certainly would have stopped after seeing the car troubles. Second, at her age, Annabelle would not have been dumb enough to run out into the car's path, knowing it was coming her way, just to retrieve a loose bolt.
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Continuity 

When Janice is left alone in her room when the other girls play outside she is seen sitting on her bed, standing up and walking to the window. Her hair changes from in front of her right shoulder to behind her right shoulder between shots.
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Factual errors 

Sister Charlotte takes Janice's confession. Only a Catholic priest is allowed by the church to hear confessions.
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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.
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There is a scene in which Sister Charlotte appears to be administering the sacrament of confession to one of her assigned charges.

Within the Catholic Church, the sacrament of confession can only be administered by a priest, so Sister Charlotte would never have had any authority to hear one's confession and administer penance.
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Plot holes 

When Janice is pushed by some sort of demon nun into the barn, she screams loudly but the other girls don't seem to hear it. However, when she screams inside the barn, they suddenly hear it.
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There is no police investigation of the scene of Samuel Mullins' death after Sister Charlotte finds his dead body, for some strange reason.
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It is heavily implied that Samuel Mullins retired from his doll making career after the death of his daughter, which begs into question on what he has been doing for a living for the past 12 years between these events.
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Esther Mullins is handicapped in the film, but the reason why is never explained, only briefly touched upon that she has a degenerative disease.
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Revealing mistakes 

After the prayer said by Mr. Mullins before the meal, Sister Charlotte does not make the sign of the cross as any good Catholic would. Neither do the girls nor Mr. Mullins.
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

The film suggests at the end that Janice, the blonde protagonist, later became Annabelle Higgins, the cultist killer who murdered her parents in the original Annabelle film and called on a demon to possess the Annabelle doll. This is an odd and clumsy route for the story to take for several reasons. In the original Annabelle film, it was implied that Annabelle was the Higgins' daughter her entire life. She was even shown as a very small girl at one point in a family picture, much younger than Janice was by the time the Higgins supposedly adopted her in this film. Moreover if Janice/Annabelle had lived from preteen years to young womanhood possessed by a demon, there would have been ample signs of demonic possession years before she disappeared for a year to join first the hippies, then a Satanic cult. She most likely would have killed way before then too. The idea that a demon possessed a Christian child for likely more than a decade, showed no evidence of its existence, and did all this just so it could kill two people at the end of its possession is extremely far-fetched.
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