Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
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To think that a *prequel* of a *spin-off* can be near as good as the original film. An exception that sometimes, unoriginality and uncreativity of Hollywood can still result in a good time at the movies. The key here is by employing a director who know his horror, and David F. Sandberg just screamed to the world that LIGHTS OUT were no fluke and he now join the ranks of A-list horror director.
Admittedly, there are some really striking visual elements in play here: Miranda Otto's porcelain mask. A room wallpapered in bible pages. A scarecrow out of your worst nightmares. Unfortunately, none of these compensate for a story that lacks clarity and well-defined rules for its titular villain to abide by resulting in a film that tries to be everything at once. So much more could have been done with so much less
ANNABELLE: CREATION is a scary, thrilling, and haunting movie. It's an improvement from the previous movie. It's a frightening experience. Of course - there's a lot of jump scares. But I think it's not very effective. CREATION lacks of excitements. I kinda feel bored in certain moments. The climax made me say "Oh, that's it?". I must admit, the first half and the second half of CREATION is pretty intriguing...