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Annabelle: Creation (2017)



Critic Consensus: Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise - and offers further proof that freaky-looking dolls remain reliably terrifying.

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A couple still grieving the death of their daughter take in children from a local orphanage, but the family are soon terrorized by a demented doll known as Annabelle. Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson star in this horror sequel from director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out).

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Stephanie Sigman
as Sister Charlotte
Anthony LaPaglia
as Samuel Mullins
Miranda Otto
as Esther Mullins
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Critic Reviews for Annabelle: Creation

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (23)

The set-up is promising, and it offers some decent early jump scares. But eventually the thinness of the material becomes overwhelmingly obvious.

August 13, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It might not be another Conjuring, but [Annabelle: Creation] manages to channel the appeal of the franchise well enough to keep its blood flowing until the next installment.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Has echoes of the original film, and works more with mood and less with cheap scares than either Annabelle or The Conjuring 2, resulting in a truly effective genre flick.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While the original Annabelle was a rather decent, well-crafted chiller, this one seems a bit more ham-fisted and less satisfying.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's proof that slower doesn't always mean better in horror.

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Sandberg does nothing to update his horror film from some of the genre's more damaging stereotypes.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Annabelle: Creation


Kind of disappointing. I didn't hate it, but I felt like it dragged a bit and I'm not sure it really made sense either. Would a nun really move into some random's house with 6 underage orphan girls? I will admit Annabelle is some creepy ass looking doll and I jumped a few times, but Annabelle herself doesn't really do anything. I feel like this would be a better movie if she was like a female Chucky doll. I liked the two main orphan girls. I'm not sure about the ending. I got it, but didn't get why. Not awful but could have been better.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Much more effective than the first Annabelle movie, this is a smart prequel made by a very competent director who knows how to avoid the clichés and build tension mostly through the use of silence, relying on a creepy mystery that slowly grows to become something terrifying.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

There is nothing about this movie that I didn't like. Tense, amusing and brilliantly acted! Much better than than first. hugely enjoyable!

Film Crazy
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