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As a massive fan of The Conjuring films, I could not have been more pleased with this entry into the killer doll's sub-franchise. I would even venture to say that it's the best Annabelle movie yet; even more so than 2017's Creation, which — while it was a solid piece of horror — lacked the hero/villain element that makes the Conjuring films such strong pieces of storytelling. Let's face it, the last two Conjurings have been thematically dark (regardless if you liked the Nun or not, it's near blasphemous) and they're not getting any lighter. For a horror series that's trying to tell a larger story, that's very needed and welcomed, as it brings it on an EPIC scale. Annabelle Comes Home really isn't any lighter with its mosh pit of demons and claustrophobic setting, however, the film allows audiences to ease up on the pressure a bit, as it lets humor mix in with its set of classy scares. While scary, it's a lot of fun, and even feels like a mini-Conjuring, as opposed to a spin off. At the end of the day, isn't that what we want from this franchise? To attempt a feel of the brilliant original?
You know that one horror movie cliche you just can't get passed? Odds are that you'll find it in Child's Play. An overuse of the grotesque and jump scares, coupled with an over the top script (which includes animal violence, TOO much murder, even for a slasher flick and an unbalance between the humor and horror) ensure that this "wannabe" dystopian remake is neither fun or truly scary. To put it plainly, it's just gross and completely unenjoyable, virtually from the beginning