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Reviews: Annabelle Creation

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#1 catmaster0116

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:10 AM

I don't usually write my thoughts or reviews, but a fellow KH13 member Sigrun kindly gave me a suggestion!

 

Okay lets go shall we, I'll try hard to keep the spoilers out

 

SO What is Annabelle Creation? If you're a fan of James Wan's horror films and have been keeping track of the 'Conjuring', the 'Insidious' and Annabelle film, then you'll know exactly what 'Annabelle Creation' is. The film is set as a prequel to the 2014 film Annabelle.

 

Annabelle is a the story about a doll named 'Annabelle' that has become a conduit for a malevolent presence and the 2017 film basically tells the origins of the doll and why it became haunted. Annabelle was first introduced in one of Wan's earlier film 'The Conjuring

 

The Horror techniques

Jump Scares: James Wan makes use of typical Jump Scare techniques, whenever there is a period of extended silence or lack of Music, brace yourself for a loud supernatural BANG. I've watched quite a few sueprnatural Horror films already so I'm somewhat desensitised to Jump scares.

 

The Tension: THIS is what is probably the most scary technique for directors of film and I think Annabelle Creation definitely did well to build up the tension in certain scenes. The music truly sends shivers down your spine with talented placement of bowed string sounds and the unsettling jingling of bells (which is symbolic in the film mind you)

 

Lighting and Music: Pretty well done, although sometimes I reckon the transition between day and night could be improved. I don't have much to comment on the music since....horror music is horror music (more Sound effects)

 

Cameos

Remember Valak from "the Conjuring 2"?

Spoiler

This demonic Romanian Nun appears twice in the film...

Noticed how I put emphasis on 'Romanian', because there is another Romanian nun in the film (Sister Charlotte).

interesting to note that she's going to get her own film called 'The Nun' in 2018

 

The plot

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

Spoiler

 

 

Overall I give the film about a 8/10 because the tension created by moving dolls and demonic nuns make me poop my pants.

Much better than 'Lights Out' which came out 2016, also by Wan

 

OKAY ~ have fun pplz :D


Edited by catmaster0116, 12 August 2017 - 03:12 AM.


#2 Philip Ellwell

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

Wasn't Annabelle also the daughter in Annabelle 1, who attacked Mia and John after killing her parents for that cult?

Supposedly her blood drips onto the doll after she gets killed, making it evil, and leading to the demon possessing it. 

So what's this about another Annabelle dying, and making the doll evil? Is this thing just going through random women named Annabelle and knocking them off, or is it just a plot hole they're ignoring for sequel sake?

And how the hell the thing ended up in a thrift store is anyone's guess: you'd think a doll linked to a possible murder and cult activity would be kept in a police evidence locker, not sold off to the first random passing by. 



#3 catmaster0116

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:12 AM

Wasn't Annabelle also the daughter in Annabelle 1, who attacked Mia and John after killing her parents for that cult?

Supposedly her blood drips onto the doll after she gets killed, making it evil, and leading to the demon possessing it. 

So what's this about another Annabelle dying, and making the doll evil? Is this thing just going through random women named Annabelle and knocking them off, or is it just a plot hole they're ignoring for sequel sake?

And how the hell the thing ended up in a thrift store is anyone's guess: you'd think a doll linked to a possible murder and cult activity would be kept in a police evidence locker, not sold off to the first random passing by. 

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#4 Philip Ellwell

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

Spoiler

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH......

 

I have. Crooked looks good, Nun does not.