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ANNABELLE COMES HOME – Rated R – 1 hr. 46 mins
Director: Gary Dauberman
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren keep a possessed doll locked up in an artifacts room in their house. When the doll awakens the room’s evil spirits, it soon becomes a night of terror for the couple’s young daughter and her friends.
NO SPOILERS BELOW
ANNABELLE COMES HOME is the 7th movie in the CONJURING universe and just in case you didn’t know what movies were connected or you just forgot which ones were actually in this universe, here is the list (so far, more are on their way soon):
- The Conjuring (2013)
- Annabelle (2014)
- The Conjuring 2 (2016)
- Annabelle: Creation (2017)
- The Nun (2018)
- The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the movies in the CONJURING universe. I have seen them all and by no means are they bad films, but they just don’t do anything for me. I don’t get scared and I don’t get excited when a new one comes out. Actually, at this point, I have even lost track of them all, which is something that never happens to me. I’m just not a fan of possession horror movies. I personally blame THE EXORCIST because that movie messed me up and I consider it to be the mountain top of possession films and nothing else after has even come close to it. That being said, ANNABELLE COMES HOME is just like all the other films in the CONJURING universe. It’s mainly filled with “shock & scare” images, like when you see a character standing alone, then the camera turns away to look at something, then it turns back and SURPRISE!!!…there’s someone else standing there looking all weird and creepy. That stuff has become predictable and I’ve become tired of it. This doesn’t mean ANNABELLE COMES HOME doesn’t have any spooky moments because it does. But all in all I’m getting tired of this doll and how people are taking care of it. We’re getting to the point in these films that our two protagonists (Ed and Lorraine Warren – played by Wilson & Farmiga) are becoming inept. For example, they have a room filled with evil shit – not artifacts – not trinkets – not old junk – but a room filled with “Evil Shit”!!! and they are so nonchalant with everything in there. Oh, don’t worry about the satanic doll locked in a glass case that’s possessed by a demon and if it’s let out will try to kill everyone it’s in contact with including my daughter that’s sleeping in the room upstairs, No don’t worry about it because I put up a sign up on the glass case that reads “Don’t Open”. See. We’re safe. We’re so safe that my husband and I are going to leave the house with the highly accessible “room of death” for a few days, but once again – don’t worry – because you can’t get into Satan’s playroom without the key and I keep that lying on my desk for everyone to find because I’m either the most trustworthy person on the planet or, (and this is the one I’m leaning more to)…I’m an idiot. Now I do realize this is a horror movie and that’s the point of all these characters. We need them to do dumb things so that we’re hooked and yell at the screen, but at the same time you have to remember – I’m desensitized by horror movies these days and the characters are just making me mad at this point. As for ANNABELLE COMES HOME, my suggestion is to only go see this movie in theaters if you have already seen and love all the CONJURING universe movies listed above. Otherwise, feel free to skip this one and watch THE EXORCIST instead – I won’t do that, but you should. LMAO. Until next time, thanks for reading.
P.S. – There is no post credit scene.