A few years ago, the Conjuring released into theaters. And it created a new movie universe that would bestow nightmares to the spectators who saw it. This weekend, the latest installment in this haunted world with Annabelle Creation. A prequel to the last film, this possessed doll continues to be a popular figure head in the occult series to warrant another film. Is this film a fitting addition to the franchise. Or is it another money grabber fit to be lost in the horror archives? Shayan Sengupta here to help answer those questions and share some thoughts. Let’s get to work.
The first Annabelle gave the doll some basis and established her deadly legacy. But it lacked any true back story of her creation. The new prequel, as so titled, helped to fill in the creation story. And to establish the origin of its possession. As the film progresses, more of Annabelle’s journey is revealed. Alongside a closer look at the creature that uses it as a puppet. While not fully complete, we now have the connections needed to make sense of the first movie, and further, engross us in the universe. Unfortunately, the name, the involvement, and other details of the demons still remain unanswered but can be extrapolated with a dialogue hints.