Annabelle: Creation (2017)

The consensus is that Annabelle: Creation is better than Annabelle, The Conjuring's spin-off from 2014. That makes Annabelle: Creation, however, not a good horror movie. The script seems to be often rewritten by several people (both director and scriptwriter was replaced during production) and although David F. Sandberg is a director in comparison to John R. Leonetti, he does not soon get to James Wans The Conjuring- Movies. Where the Conjuring and the sequel stand out by their atmospheric direction, beautiful camera work, good tension and solid scenarios, Annabelle: Creation on all those levels is a lot lower. With this, he is not only a disappointment in the film series, but also a disappointment to David F. Sandberg's previous film Lights Out. Like so many (modern) horror films, Annabelle leans: Creation of cheap screaming effects that mimic their predictability. Scene after scene is awaiting the loud noise and the "sudden" appearance of something in the picture. With such a lack of construction it is impossible to get up at the moment. It has to do with the average way of filming and the screaming script. It is not clear what the forces and limitations of the enemy demon are, which harass a group of young women. One moment, this can open, close and close a locked door for years to lock in, but in the same scene, the creature can not open a cabinet door. This becomes a problem once in later scenes a door can just be thrown open, but when it comes to the script, a closed door forms a barrier where the demon does not pass. The bump against that door must be scary, but asks in particular why the demon is suddenly powerless. Horror movies should of course take you with a salt of salt, but some internal logic is essential. If that's right, it's easy to get into a story about a doll possessed by a demon. But if the logic is far-fetched, evoke the excitement quickly. In Annabelle: Creation therefore remains little scary moments. The only moment was not even in the film: the film company had put the pop out of the movies as a joke, headed to the entrance. Upon entry, the first thing you see is the soulless star of that doll. That's just a scare. New Line Cinema is the producer of Annabelle: Creation. The studio is nowadays well known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but in the 1980s and 1990s, the success was mainly built on the smoldering of successful horror films by making less and less interesting sequels. Annabelle: Creation, as the fourth movie in the The Conjuring universe, fits perfectly into that tradition.

  • David F. Sandberg
  • Luis Prieto
  • Liz Friedlander
  • Gary Dauberman
  • Knate Gwaltney
  • Dianne Houston
themoviedb icon 6.5/10
  • Release Date: 2017-08-09
  • Views: 170
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 109
  • Revenue: $32,700,000

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Sister Charlotte

Alicia Vela-Bailey

Evil Mrs Mullins

Anthony LaPaglia

Samuel Mullins

Adam Bartley

Officer Fuller

Mark Bramhall

Father Massey

Kerry O'Malley

Sharon Higgins

Brian Howe

Pete Higgins

Brad Greenquist

Victor Palmeri

Joseph Bishara

Annabelle Demon

Halle Berry

Karla McCoy

Dana Gourrier

Deputy Sheriff

Christopher Berry

The Bearded Man

Kristin McKenzie

Mother in Park

Kurt Krause

Ice Cream Store Employee

Lucky Johnson


Molly Conarro

Woman #3

Antonio Banderas

Pierre Dulaine

Yaya DaCosta


Alfre Woodard

Augustine James

John Ortiz

Mr. Temple
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