The Conjuring universe continues its expansion with Annabelle: Creation, the upcoming horror prequel to 2014’s The Conjuring spinoff, Annabelle.
This James Wan-produced franchise entry tells the story of how that damn creepy doll came to be possessed and the girls orphanage that are among the first to experience its malevolence. Wan brought over his Lights Out director David F. Sandberg to take the helm.
As with the surprisingly decent 2016 prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil, which easily surpassed its predecessor, it looks like we could have a nicely-shot, effective little scarefest here. The cinematography appears to be particularly strong, as do the performances from these young actresses. Here’s hoping for a nail-biting good time.
Annabelle: Creation, starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, and Tayler Buck, as well as Aussie actors Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto, arrives in Australia on August 10 and hits the U.S. on August 11.
In “Annabelle: Creation,” 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.