Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise – and confirms that freaky-looking dolls remains a verified means of petrifying the audience.

I am a horror movie buff. I have been an ardent audience for the whole conjuring series. When I got to know that “Annabelle: Creation” was releasing on 18 Aug 2017. Honestly, I thought I would not watch the movie in the theater considering I was really disappointed by “Annabelle”. Thank the Almighty ! after seeing tweets & posts about the movie the horror movie fanatic in me lead me to the theater. Luckily, I was not disappointed this time.

Annabelle Creation – Plot

Mr. & Mrs. Mullins suffer the tragic loss when their darling daughter bee dies in a car accident. Twelve years later, Mr. & Mrs. Mullins allow Sister Charlotte orphan girls from a shuttered orphanage to stay at their house as they wait to be adopted. Upon arriving at the Mullins home, the girls – including best friends Janice (Talitha Bateman) and Linda (Lulu Wilson) – become besotted with the place, eager to explore the house & pamper themselves with luxuries in the house.

The arrangement for the girls stay is made on the upper floor. As, one room remains locked off & no one is allowed to enter that room. However, one night Janice who is specially able receives a mysterious note & walks into the forbidden room, encounters the “doll” that is bizarre & Janice unintentionally sets the demonic presence in the doll free. Transforming a safe sanctuary for the girls into a terrible nightmare.

Annabelle Creation Review

The fourth film in the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle and explores the origins of the possessed doll that has been featured in previous instalments.

Hands down! Sandberg potentially is the star of the movie. Once again demonstrating his eye for crafting engrossing horror sequences that leave the audience on the edge of their seats.I personally loved how Sandberg includes the real Raggedy Ann doll towards the end of the movie.The star cast of the film does an amazing job & the performances of both the child artists standout. The technical aspects of the movie are very strong. From the lighting to the sound everything creates that spooky aura & a blood curdling atmosphere that will linger even after the credits have rolled.Much like the original Conjuring, Creation doesn’t overly rely on jump scares.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the script. Creation contains more than its fair share of well-known horror movie cliches.

In the end, Annabelle: Creation makes for a thrill ride for horror enthusiasts like me– especially those who have been following the Conjuring franchise from the beginning. It doesn’t exactly break new ground, but the prequel is a fine addition to the property.

Final Verdict: 3/5

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