Scary movies 2017 – Annabelle: Creation 2017
Main Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto
Director: David F. Sandberg
“Annabelle: Creation” the ( Scary movies 2017 ) is a supernatural horror film produced by New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster Productions, and The Safran Company. The film was released on 19th June 2017 and is the sixth edition to The Conjuring series. “Anabelle Creation” follows the origin story of the Anabelle doll and is set in the years between 1943-1955.
After a disappointing start to the Anabelle spinoff movie released in 2014, “Anabelle: Creation” offers the franchise to redeem itself after coming up with a relatively decent plot topped up with those classic Conjuring jump scares. The storyline is simple as it tells its viewers about how the Annabelle doll came into being after a couple purposely let a demon live in their closet in exchange to see their daughter’s spirit who had initially passed away in a car accident. Eventually, the demon lets loose, takes over the soul of a little orphan girl and before we know it, there is all sorts of chaos lurking within the film.
Out of all the other themes, one of the most prominent one is how the film portrays the failure of religion to stop the forces of darkness. While we get to see how religion -especially the bible in particular- always plays a major part in repenting demons, the sequence of “Anabelle: Creation” features a lot of priests failing to take back the soul of the girl from the demon. The film even goes as far as displaying how a closet surrounded by the verses of the bible fail to effect Anabelle in any such way. The demon still ends up devouring several individuals and eventually escaping through the closet hole.
Moving on to the talented cast and their respective characters, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto play as the married couple who own the orphanage. One of the more intriguing aspects of the film is how despite their characters knowing about the demon living inside the house, the couple still happily lets in young girls in the orphanage in hopes of redeeming themselves. Additionally, they are revealed to be just as helpless and traumatized by the whole situation. It can be clearly how “Annabelle: Creation” does not feature a protagonist character who eventually shows up and saves the day. Rather, all of the surrounding characters are portrayed no more than victims to the demon.
Regardless of the plot and setup, “Anabelle: Creation”, like all the franchise’s previous editions, has been well criticized for its dependency on jump scares. While there are were other options available as well, the filmmakers distinctively went for overdoing the suspense to a point, where it was easy perceive a jump scare would soon take place.
Overall, “Annabelle: Creation” is a decent, well-produced film that has certainly managed to impress its fans. Although undoubtedly the franchise still has a long way to go, “Annabelle: Creation” has set the tone and anticipation for its sequel which is set to release in 2020.