Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation

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Annabelle: Creation

Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg tackles the fourth flick in the supernatural horror The Conjuring franchise.

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

2017Rating: R16, Violence & horror109 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

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One of last year’s best horror surprises was Mike Flanagan’s Ouija: Origin of Evil, a film that looked and sounded like another franchise cash-in, but was in reality much, much better than that (and definitely better than the first Ouija). Similarly, Annabelle: Creation doesn’t inspire highest of hopes, being an origin story for the titular doll from the lousy but hugely successful 2014 spin-off of James Wan’s The Conjuring.

3.0
0

Annabelle: So much better than it's predecessor

Annabelle: Creation outdoes itself as a horror movie, let alone prequel, simply because the film feels fresh and unique with its story, and the scares are still there to boot.

5.0
0

Surprisingly good.

Another addition to the Conjuring universe, it's a thrilling piece of horror well above it's predecessor.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This effective yet empty-headed horror movie goes to show how eager audiences are to be scared, and how even an unsightly doll can do the trick when the spirit is willing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Forget 2014's Annabelle - this is the only Conjuring prequel you need.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The fourth film in the Conjuring Universe, Annabelle: Creation is well performed, but the rhythm of the scares feels slightly off. Characters scream when they should be quiet and whimper when they should be hollering their heads off.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As a compendium of scenes that very nearly add up to a horror movie, Annabelle: Creation is pretty much a masterclass cut into five minute episodes.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Time to put Annabelle back in the box.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sandberg demonstrates a deft affinity for the elaboration of horror conventions, as well as the expansion of the Conjuring universe.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardcore horror buffs may laugh and scoff at the mechanics of some of the scares; the rest may never be able to walk past the window of a toy shop without crossing themselves.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

With Annabelle: Creation he manages to successfully do his own thing while still respecting a past installment - and considering how I felt about the past installment, that's extremely impressive.

4.0
0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

One of last year’s best horror surprises was Mike Flanagan’s Ouija: Origin of Evil, a film that looked and sounded like another franchise cash-in, but was in reality much, much better than that (and definitely better than the first Ouija). Similarly, Annabelle: Creation doesn’t inspire highest of hopes, being an origin story for the titular doll from the lousy but hugely successful 2014 spin-off of James Wan’s The Conjuring.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This effective yet empty-headed horror movie goes to show how eager audiences are to be scared, and how even an unsightly doll can do the trick when the spirit is willing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Forget 2014's Annabelle - this is the only Conjuring prequel you need.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The fourth film in the Conjuring Universe, Annabelle: Creation is well performed, but the rhythm of the scares feels slightly off. Characters scream when they should be quiet and whimper when they should be hollering their heads off.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As a compendium of scenes that very nearly add up to a horror movie, Annabelle: Creation is pretty much a masterclass cut into five minute episodes.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Time to put Annabelle back in the box.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sandberg demonstrates a deft affinity for the elaboration of horror conventions, as well as the expansion of the Conjuring universe.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardcore horror buffs may laugh and scoff at the mechanics of some of the scares; the rest may never be able to walk past the window of a toy shop without crossing themselves.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

With Annabelle: Creation he manages to successfully do his own thing while still respecting a past installment - and considering how I felt about the past installment, that's extremely impressive.

4.0
0

Annabelle: So much better than it's predecessor

Annabelle: Creation outdoes itself as a horror movie, let alone prequel, simply because the film feels fresh and unique with its story, and the scares are still there to boot.

5.0
0

Surprisingly good.

Another addition to the Conjuring universe, it's a thrilling piece of horror well above it's predecessor.

4.0
0