Annabelle: Creation Review (2017) with Spoiler Ending

 

Annabelle Creation is prequel of Annabelle horror film from 2014.

The Story

Annabelle Creation tells the story of how the Annabelle doll became evil.  The story is about a doll maker named Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther. They have a daughter named Annabelle who was tragically killed from a car accident. The story begins when Sam Mullins opens his house to six orphaned girls into their farmhouse after many years later. Strange things started to happen when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

Annabelle is an old-fashion horror film hat is driven by the story.  It tells the story about how the doll became evil, and it does good job telling the story.  Plus there were enough creepy scenes in the movie which will keep you on your toes.  I like the fact that the story makes sense. The story is not confusing nor ambiguous. It is simple, straight forward haunted doll story.

Acting is very good specially by the two orphan girls Janice and Linda played by Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson.

I also loved the ending.  The movie ends where the Annabelle movie begins.  It transition into the original Annabelle movie very nicely.  It is also good opportunity to watch the both movie back to back.

Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Alert)

The story is very simple and straight forward.  The story starts with a doll maker named Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther. Sam and Ester had a daughter named Annabelle and they loved her very much.  He even made a doll just for her. Annabelle loved her doll and they are in separable. After her death, Sam and Esther were devastated.  They got so devastated that they reach out to the spirit world to make contact with the dead daughter.  But instead, they opened the door to the spirit world and unknowingly they invited the evil spirit to their home.  The evil spirit eventually attached itself to the doll and started to terrorize the family.  Eventually, Sam and Esther were able to contain the doll but it took one of Esther’s eye.  After that it was quiet for next 12 years.

The movie begins 12 years later as Sam and Esther invited few of the orphan girls to live with them.  One of the orphan girl accidentally discovered the doll hidden in the Sam Mullins daughter’s room, and the evil spirit was released again. It terrorize the family and the orphan girls. Eventually the evil spirit possessed the one of the cripple orphan girl name Janice. She did lots of damage.

Finally, at the end, they were able to contain the evil spirit again.  The haunted doll and Janice were put back in the hidden room.  But Janice was able to escape.  Later in the movie, we find that Janice is back in the orphanage and she got adapted by a family.  There her name is changed to Annabelle.

The original Annabelle movie happens 12 years after this event.  I guess there must be something with about the number 12.  Annabelle is now the young woman.  We have learned from original Annabelle movie that Annabelle joined demonic cult group and met a boyfriend there.

The original Annabelle movie centers around the neighbor named Mia who collects dolls. The haunting starts again when the Mia got hold of the evil doll.  The doll must have trigger something because orphan Annabelle snapped, and her and her boyfriend murdered her adapted parents. Then they went over to Mia’s home and started to look for the doll. At the end, her and her boyfriend dies by the police. The evil spirit continues to live inside the doll. This is the beginning of the original Annabelle movie.

In the Nutshell

If you like haunted doll story, you’ll enjoy Annabelle. I give 4 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Haunted Doll/ Paranormal

Rotten Tomato Rating: 61% / 78%

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