Annabelle: Creation

6.51 h 49 min2017X-RayHDRR
This supernatural thriller follows a dollmaker and his wife who welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
David F. Sandberg
Anthony LaPagliaSamara LeeMiranda Otto
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Talitha Bateman
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4.5 out of 5 stars

15294 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
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Sam's-ReviewReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
All the reason why “life sized” Dolls are Creepy!
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*This movie was perfectly written and directed...that I must give a formal (Recognition of Excellence) to all Producers and Writers involved in this production…Job well done guys!

Warning: may not be suitable for small kids under 10 years of age, so parents be “warned.”

The Premise: This movie explains the (who, what, where, why and when) Annabelle came into existence. The story is sad, scary and creepy. This movie is “damn” good and WILL scare the “HELL” out of you. It give movies like: “Drag me to Hell” and the original “Exorcist” two black eyes and a bloody noise…it’s really that good!

My thoughts: I was caught off guard by the intensity of this movie. It gets into your subconscious and burns into the psyche of your mind. It’s so realistic and graphic that it will scare you to death. There is blood, gore and carnage. This movie is ALL the reason why I don’t like “life-sized” Dolls…very creepy indeed! Overall, excellent character development, and a great story that truly answers all questions and ties up all lose ends. Excellent acting by all actors, excellent movie props, and movie sets, make-up, period attire and accessories down to the finest detail.

*Recommend purchase of Blu-ray or online rental streaming. Blu-ray is always the better quality. When you stream, the quality is slightly diminished and is compressed…facts!

The Facts:

1. Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
2. Widescreen HD.
3. Sound 5.1 DTS-HD (Excellent sound quality).
4. State of the Art high quality CGI effects.
5. Beautiful cinematography.
6. A sad and scary story, kind of predictable, but easy to follow.
7. No dry areas at ALL…keeps you concerned or worried.
8. There is blood, gore and carnage.
9. Excellent character development.
10. Excellent Friday Night Horror, Halloween or Weekend Movie.
11. Not suitable for viewing by small kids under 10.

Thank you!
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M. NelsonReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ultimately Enjoyable
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A nun and a bunch of orphan girls move into a house with a dark history. One of them finds a creepy-ass doll known as Annabelle locked away in a room wallpapered with pages from the Bible. As one might expect, stuff soon goes south for everybody in the house.

The strength of Annabelle: Creation is in the construction of its scares. It blessedly avoids the stale "all audio drops out and then a big-loud jumpscare," method. But, that's not to say it doesn't utilize silence and jumpscares. The most effective moment involves a picture that a character keeps moving in and out of the light. It's a very quiet scene that only seeks to unsettle, and it succeeds. It's also just reminder that the simplest things have the potential to have the biggest impact.

The film falters when it gives us a good look at a demon, the big-bad of the movie, which it does in the final act. I really wish filmmakers could leave these things in the shadows and mostly unseen. The demon here is quite creepy when it stares from the dark with its glowing eyes. Not so much when it's hanging from the ceiling, looking like some goateed hipster who just climbed out of a soot-covered chimney.

The movie gets stuck spinning its wheels near the end, almost as if it needs to drag out the story to two hours for contractual reasons. The girls end up running here and there with all story momentum dropping to a halt. The epilogue with one of the girls growing up also seems a bit unnecessary, aside from tying the film directly into the first movie. But, with all that said, even with all its flaws, it's an ultimately enjoyable experience.
15 people found this helpful
StacieReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pants peeingly scary.
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I peed my pants and scared my dogs. That is all. I have to sleep alone in the basement tonight. I want my mommy. Who would ever make a horrid doll like Annabelle anyway? Who would buy it for their daughter? Not me. Not in a million years. All dolls are ruined thanks to her.
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JPearReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
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Starts out reasonably good but went steadily down hill thereafter. The turning point from "okay good" to "silly stupid" was when the cripple girl is chased by the demon and gets pulled upward like a rocket and then plops on the floor about 10 seconds later. Why so ridiculous? At that point the movie starts to seem like a cartoon. A movie can have a supernatural occurrence and still seem plausible, apparently this movie was going for something else completely. Anyway, the audio sucked, the actors were either talking so low we couldn't hear or our ear drums were busting from the jump scares which seemed amateurish and unnessesary to me. And there were way too many excessively dark scenes (lighting wise) in this movie. I don't understand why directors think it's more scary to have near total darkness when having visuals affords so many more opportunities to scare. If the script calls for a dark scene and it advances the story then fine, go for it. But my goodness, scene after scene of near total darkness...! It's not scary, it's irritating! And another thing, if the doll was so darn dangerous then why not just burn it or throw it away? Instead they wall it up in a closet and paste some Bible pages over it which strikes me as totally stupid and implausible. There were too many parts to this movie that seemed pointless and didn't work toward the whole, and too many scenes that didn't measure up to their full potential. It could have been good, but like a beautiful jigsaw puzzle with too many rough-hewn and missing pieces it was simply too marred to be an enjoyable movie experience, at least for us.
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JozefReviewed in the United States on November 4, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Oh, well. Next.
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The above rating is for the film, not the blu-ray product.

It's me. This film builds nothing for me. I care about no one, and everyone seems to be there just so they can fulfill some sort of plot point. The director seems to use the technique of making the audience feel helpless at all times by never filming in a pleasing way and never having a character do something sensible or wise. For me, this is a poor substitute for true atmosphere and suspense.

My favorite horror films include The Shining, What Lies Beneath, The Changeling, Stir of Echoes, The Exorcist, Jaws, The Sixth Sense, the 2017 version of IT, Halloween (I also enjoyed Halloween 2018), and others of that caliber. If You think those movies are old or lame, then You might indeed enjoy this film. I'm not hating, just letting You know this film didn't do it for me other than lend me a sense that nothing would turn out well. That's not my idea of a good time.
4 people found this helpful
TA WilliamsReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie!
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I don't understand all the negative reviews of this movie. I think that by the time you get to a 3rd movies, in a series, you've come to expect certain things. At the same time, you aren't looking to critique a movie in every way you can think of. That's the only reason I can think of as to why this movie didn't get the credit it deserved. It was just as good as the first 2 movies. I felt like it had just the right amount of scare in it that you'd expect. And, it kept to the plot explaining how Annabelle came to be. I think if you're a fun of 1 and 2, then you'll like this movie too. Enjoy!
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Jermaine ForbesReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Who leaves a demonic possessed doll locked inside their house?
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Who leaves a demonic possessed doll locked inside their house, and think that bringing orphan girls over their house is a great idea? Things like this that happen in the movie always makes me scratch my head and think to myself, "Who the hell does that". I pondered that thought throughout many moments of the movie because it felt like the characters were not behaving like real people, but they were behaving in a ridiculous way because the writers were so focused on trying to scary/creepy moments that they wrote characters that didn't use common sense. NOBODY IN THE MOVIE THOUGHT TO DESTROY THE DOLL? Or burn it, or at least run out the house when they started to see maximum poltergeist activity. Almost every girl in the movie saw something extremely abnormal in the beginning of the movie, but they were too scared to mention it to anyone else? The movie was okay, but the thing I hate about horror movies like this is that the writers make the characters seem so dumb that it's hard for me to believe a person would do that in the situation. It sort of takes me out of the movie when the characters decisions don't seem rational or realistic
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OKHorseRescuerReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Implausibly disrespectful Catholic school girls get their comeuppance.
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The stars go to Anthony LaPaglia - the only good thing about this movie.

Implausible plotline. Poor acting. Poor character development. Zero likeable characters.

You know it's bad when you're rooting for the ghost because the brat kids (Catholic school kids, no less) and their frustratingly skeptical nun chaperone flit from one stupid decision to the next. They deserve everything they get.

"Never go in that room."
Go in that room.
"Bad things happen in that room."
Go in that room.
Creepy doll is staring at me in that room.
Steal the little dead girl's toys from the forbidden room.

Here's an idea: Stay out of your hosts' stuff, show a little respect and the demon won't eat your soul.

But that's me.
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