Annabelle: Creation movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This scary, engaging and very creepy horror film will definitely leave kids with nightmares. Teen horror-fan audiences will likely enjoy the terror, but Annabelle: Creation is slightly slow.


Twelve years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. The girls then become the target of the doll-maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

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Movie details

Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Samara Lee, Brad Greenquist, Lulu Wilson
Writer: Gary Dauberman
Release Date (Australia): 10 August 2017
Runtime: 109 minutes/1h 49m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

Horror themes include sequences that feature strong supernatural threat towards children and adults, in addition to disturbing scenes.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains depictions of blood and injury detail, as well as a scene in which blood spurts are depicted as a result of a throat slitting.

Coarse Language (G)

The film contains infrequent uses of “damn” and “hell”.

mpaa rating

R (for horror violence and terror)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Both tiresome but talented, this eerie background behind Annabelle doesn’t supply returners with new terror or tension, but still effectively lets the nail-biting chills work with the engaging backstory. If only it hadn’t been largely taken up by the time wasted on aimless tension.

Seriously, in Annabelle: Creation, there’s skill literally everywhere! There’s the strongly talented actresses who actually take the us into more dark areas than the original script actually would. This Annabelle movie also creates a strong sense of tension in a way that’s similar to the first, but during these scenes, the slow-moving pace of the camera is as weak as it is effective.

A lot of time is spent with brief character development, characters slowly beginning to see the doll for the evil it beholds, and to top it all off, there’s the scary finale. The climatic point in this film is just marvellous, but before all of that is the slow build up of the supernatural tension. At the end, Creation links up very well to the events of the 2014 predecessor and is worth the watch for fans.

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