A horror film to remember


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Horror movie delivers with teasers to set up a possible sequel.

“Annabelle: Creation” is a horror film for the ages. Director David F. Sandberg, and film writer Gary Dauberman, did an incredible job keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

The movie, which debuted in theaters on Aug. 11, following its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 19, is a prequel to the 2014 thriller “Annabelle,” and a fourth episode of “The Conjuring” series, which premiered with “The Conjuring” in 2013.

With a running time of one hour and 49 minutes (109 minutes), it is the perfect amount of time for a movie. Not too long, so viewers aren’t sitting and getting sore, but not short to the point where viewers feel shortchanged.

The movie begins with a scene set in 1943, in which dollmaker Samuel Mullins and his spouse are grieving due to the loss of a child, seven-year old Annabelle. The family then is approached by an entity, which they think is Annabelle’s spirit.

At first, the family was happy with the spirit of their daughter coming into their lives. However, they soon realize that they have actually welcomed a devil who is looking for a host and is in the form of a doll. The doll is locked in a closet for 12 years: a space where Mullin’s and his wife think will forever be locked.

In 1955,  the family opens their home to provide refuge for nuns, including six girls. The moment the girls arrive, you can feel the eeriness of the house through the movie theater screen. From here on out, the directors begin to throw in slow scares to get viewers prepared and hanging on to the person next to them. With the deep plot to this story, each scene is unexpected.

The creative directory of this movie makes it almost impossible to imagine what could happen next. In comparison to the first movie, the original “Annabelle,” this film feels very realistic and is guaranteed to cause a few weeks of nightmares. Make sure to grab some popcorn and a friend, and enjoy the terror of “Annabelle: Creation.”

All in all, the cast–which includes Talitha Bateman as Janice, Stephanie Sigman as Sister Charlotte, the makeshift parent of the nuns, and Anthony LaPaglia as Samuel Mullins–did a great job in portraying scary scenes in the horror film.

The sequel netted over $292 million at the box office, and critics say that it is much better than the original “Annabelle” film. Personally, this film will hold as one of my favorites for a long time, with a personal rate of 10/10.

If you’re looking for a good scream and something to get your heart racing, this is the movie for you. The endless amount of unexpected turns and jumps will keep you on your toes till the very end of the film. I have to agree, I look forward to the next release of another “Annabelle” movie.