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Annabelle Creation movie is filled with every scare tactic you’ve seen in every other horror movies. It makes a sense of squeezing the possessed doll trope for every drop of juice it has left. Thankfully, the concept still has enough in the tank to carry this movie comfortably into horror movie mediocrity. However, with absolutely nothing new in the tank, it will disappoint seasoned horror movie buffs.
The latest installment of Conjuring Cinematic Universe, Annabelle Creation , is a predictable flick following exactly every horror cliché in a guidebook of Basic of Making Horror Movie as if the guidebook exist.
The story of Annabelle Creation movie starts with the dead of Samuel (Anthony LaPaglia) and Esther (Miranda Otto) Mullins’s only daughter, then, it skips forward for years. Over a decade after losing their daughter, the Mullins open their home up to a group of orphan girls and their caretaker, Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman). They seems to be friendly, however, the girls soon find out that the Mullins have a secret. While the stern Samuel warns them to stay away from one particular room, Esther is a recluse and confined to her bed. As any horror movie goes, people ignore warn, and so does the girls. From that point, the movie is setting in motion a lot of predictable spookiness.
Annabelle Creation movie is quite rushed and clumsy to be honest. It doesn’t have any creativity, therefore, it doesn’t really scare or impress audience. However, this lack of originality at least keeps the film from being terrible. Tipping the scales further in the direction of disappointment is the pacing and character development in Annabelle Creation full movie.
Annabelle Creation just wants to get from point A to point B no matter how can do that. It has shown that the crew behind the scene has little concern for how the movie can get from point to point. As such, characters, both living and dead, behave erratically and illogically. If you ask me to summarize the movie, it will be ‘group of ungrateful orphan girls trespass and get what they deserve’. Nothing more, nothing less. Annabelle Creation movie seems to be desperate in needing of scare, and that leads to its sacrifice of real horror for a series of jump scares. Throughout the movie, the horror atmosphere is quite fade, and most of the scares are predictable. Thus, the movie’s climax comes across far more muted than the early build up.
Things get worst when we keep moving to the end of Annabelle Creation. The movie’s creators have awkwardly tacked on an ending to both connect the movie to the original franchise as well as to set-up yet another film in the franchise. This stumble across the finish line leaving the audience on a low. The use of a post-credits scene also falls flat as a result because one botched ending doesn’t inspire hope that there’s anything better to come.