There is only one thing scarier than little girls and clowns: creepy dolls. And one day filmmakers are going to lose all shred of mercy and will make a movie about a little girl clown with a creepy doll. Luckily, that apocalyptic day is not here yet. Doesn’t mean we have it easy though, as movies like Annabelle prove. This prequel to James Wan’s Conjuring (which Wan just produces now) focuses on the titular doll from the creepfest and certainly seems to live up to it street (creep?) rep.
She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle.
Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.
On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
Annabelle is directed by John R. Leonetti, who was Wan’s cinematographer on The Conjuring and also the helmer on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The movie stars Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin and Brian Howe, and is scheduled for release on October 3, 2014.
Last Updated: August 25, 2014