ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017) Review
Directed by David F Sandberg
After seeing the 2014 spin-off to The Conjuring titled Annabelle, it is quite clear that that film was just a product of a character that was so popular it had to had a movie, for business purposes. There is no good intention of offering a story that was new or at least decent for the audience, it was plain and simple, the film was made to make cash. And it did.
But 3 years after, who would have thought that the sequel/prequel to the famous doll will be a huge leap from its disappointing and rather unnecessary spin-off.
Annabelle: Creation brings us the story of two orphaned girls, Linda and Janice who moves to an isolated house with other orphans and a nun . The house is owned by the Mullins who’s a bit of anti-social because of the death of their daughter more than a decade ago. But little did everyone know, they did something terrible that haunts them and the house. And with the orphans slowly settling in the house, mystery and horror haunts them. But it’s getting worse, and they weren’t ready for the story that unfolds upon them.
The film is surprisingly better than what you can expect. It is a welcome addition to The Conjuring universe James Wan has built. The scares are pretty effective and the actors as well. It’s one of the most stressful and fun movies I’ve seen, how it builds the scares, how it unfolds its mystery, it is a well-staged horror film.
Director David F Sandberg may have outdone himself with the scares. Lights Out has a scary trailer but disappoints on the actual film. But here in Annabelle: Creation, every moves to a perfect pace, building its tension, its scares and leads into something amusing.
Annabelle: Creation is entertaining from start to finish. It may not be the most original in terms of story, but it is a must see for horror films enthusiasts and those who are looking for a stressful but enjoyable movie experience.
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“Annabelle: Creation” is now showing in Philippine cinemas from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.