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.
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...
Sandberg not only has a chance to improve on the very dull first Annabelle take but at a same time remakes his own lame Lights Out feature film, two remakes, tweaks on a same film. it does have some nice atmospheric build up, both the director and DP know their euro horror and pay some nice tribute and homage to the genius Bava. but in the end it is nothing we haven't seen before, better crafted and more effective.