She’s back! In Annabelle: Creation,” Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple’s seven-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.
Well, to start the film was well acted by Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. The story, however, left much to be desired. I found that this film had many of the usual horror tropes which greatly worked against it. This deep into the series you can’t really do the same trick twice yet they continue to head down the same path expecting the audience to be surprised by something we’ve seen time and again.
There were about a million jump scares to the point where I didn’t get much of a chance to get ready for the next one. In addition to that there was an abundance of the predictable “oh let’s go into the scary room all by ourselves.” I also found it weird that the demon/ghost seemed to be unable to get through doors, but could basically destroy a whole room as well as nearly kill people.
I would say that there were a couple of good moments, but, overall, I thought the film was rather predictable. While not totally painful or as bad as it could but this is a film that is better served at home in the dark than in a movie theater.
Studio:New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Director:David F. Sandberg
MPAA Rating:R (for horror violence and terror)
Starring:Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto