A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Directed: John R. Leonetti
The Conjuring was last year’s best horror film. Directed by James Wan it terrified most audiences who ventured along to who was signing off from the genre to make Fast & Furious 7. Oh how I wished he’d been directing this!
The opening gave us a short glimpse of Annabelle in what is a genuinely terrifying few minutes.
Giving Annabelle her own spin off film was one way to capitalise on the success of The Conjuring.
Sadly the film felt rushed and despite a so far modest return on the budget (it has grossed over $74m in the USA already) it was still let down by horror cliches.
It missed Wan’s ability to raise tension slowly, creating an eerie atmosphere that you never knew what would happen next.
There were a couple of scares but those jolts should have been expected and were more laughable than shocking.
The acting at times felt wooden and stale, the script disjointed and uninspiring. Sometimes with horror you just have to think outside the box. In a genre that is ticking along with main stream values.
In this case the box contained a wooden doll without much emotion or feeling. Just like I felt watching this.
View the trailer…
Visit the IMDb page for Annabelle.
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