Saturday, January 31, 2015

Annabelle (2014)

Director: John R. Leonetti

Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

John Form and his wife Mia are expecting their first child, and  he has brought home a gift for their new baby, a doll to add to the collection for their future daughter.  One night Mia sees something happening next door. The runaway daughter of the next door neighbor enters their house to kill them. The daughter's blood falls on the new doll. Now Mia is seeing strange things in her house, along with the deceased woman.

This movie was loosely based on a true story about a case that The Warren's worked on. The original doll was a Raggedy Ann doll that was placed in a large shed in the back of their property. Look up the picture of the doll. I've seen lint more scary. That was what made the story so creepy. It was just a little girl's doll that was possessed. This movie takes place on the original owners of the doll, before the Warrens were involved, so I could not tell you how much of this story is true.
The was more based on a haunting that followed the couple through the doll, that is how the spirit stayed with them. The doll did not attack anyone or anything even close to that. The spirit would do stuff around their apartment. It was pretty weak for a movie. They could have done so much more with this movie.

The one kind of funny thing about the movie was the doll. What Father would get their future daughter this ugly ass doll? Does he want her to have nightmares when she gets older? That doll looked like a scary girl clown without the makeup. It just looked evil, but a kid would love that, right? Even the Mother thought it was a great gift. She even placed it in the center of the shelf next to the pretty nice dolls.

I predicted almost every single thing that happened in the movie. I hate when I can do that. It make the movie creators picked ideas from every single horror movie that has been done. It was just very this will happen, then that will happen and let's put a scene like that in there. It was a bit cookie cutter horror. They made this movie for nothing more than just money, not to make a good horror movie. I have seen better B rate movies. The Conjuring movie was really good and they just threw this one out there in hopes it would have the same impact, but it did not.

Save yourself the time and/or money and skip the hell out of this movie. Watch old episodes of The Bozo Show instead, especially if you are afraid of clowns. That would be a great horror experience for you.

Annabelle (2014) Trailer

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