I watch these movies with hope in my heart that maybe, just maybe one of these sequels will scare me. Honestly, dolls don’t really scare me. Although, as a child I did have some exceptionally scary ones. There was this leprechaun with haunting blue eyes….but I digress.
The hope is small, but if I can get something original out of it then it still works. Annabelle: Creation didn’t scare me. I was bored. There was so much depth that could have been achieved but the story skimmed over the surface becoming another horror by numbers film. We have a couple who lose their beloved daughter. Years later they open up their home to some female orphans to make them feel worse (and the acting of some was proper mean girls cheesy). This reawakens an ancient evil blah blah blah. I couldn’t remember the names of the unmemorable characters. There was one point I found genuinely creepy. The moment, the father puts the girl into the chair lift. His touch lingered too long and this I thought would lead to a deeper, different tale but it didn’t. The only interesting thing that happened and it was just to draw our attention to the mechanism on the chair. Back to the story, people dabbling with the occult etc etc, releases something evil. We’ve been here before. I got it on offer otherwise I’d have been quite disappointed in my wasted pennies. On Amazon there are some good reviews but my mum watched it and she felt the same as me and it is she that awoke the love of horror in me so I trust her judgement.
4/10. If it ain’t a leprechaun doll with blue eyes, it’s not gonna scare me.