Monday, October 20, 2014

Horrorthonpalooza 2014: Annabelle

I enjoyed The Conjuring , so, in theory, I should enjoy Annabelle , right?

Annabelle (2014)
R, Film, 99 Minutes
Horror
Dir: John R. Leonetti

The Synopsis: (Per IMDB) A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
(Possible Spoilers Below)

The Pro:

The segment where the wife wakes up and then the invasion - well done. Very creepy.

I did get a tingle when the little girl ran and the door.

I think the period was well represented.

The Con:

I don't really like the poster. I guess there are only so many things you can do with a doll... but people get paid big bucks to come up with these posters. I think this was a no-brainer. New Line should ask for a refund.

I'm hoping that the doll was already possessed and that's what drew the cultists to the house... otherwise, if that's Annabelle's origin.... well, if disappointed had a color - I would be that color.

The Procon:

None

The Verdict:

Would I recommend this film? Yes. I think it is a poor prequel to The Conjuring , a movie I really enjoyed, but Annabelle has merits. It is definitely a mildly entertaining, watchable film.


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