Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation

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: MA15+, Strong horror themes and violence109 minsUSA
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Annabelle: Creation / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

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.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

Time to put Annabelle back in the box.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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.

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Collider

Collider

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.

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