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.
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.
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.
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target--the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
The Annabelle doll has made an appearance in two DC Comics movies, Aquaman (2018) and Shazam! (2019). In return, some DC comicbooks, issues of The Demon, and Swamp Thing, appear in this movie. See more »
Annabelle Comes Home takes place in 1968 (the Warrens remove her from the nurses' house after interviewing them), yet we see Rory's music box from The Conjuring present in the artifact room, despite The Conjuring taking place 3 years later. See more »
Played mostly with the anticipation level this time, took its time for the build up in more or less every eerie encounter rather than delivering the jump scares straightaway one after another...and that's actually a good thing for a movie like this that knows its limitations & capacity to grow or give focus in certain areas. Overall, nothing spectacular but surely a better installment than last year's THE NUN.
Surprised to know that it's been rated R for "horror, violence and terror", while I thought it should be a fine example for a decently entertaining PG-13 horror.
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