Annabelle Poster

One Sentence: That doll was creepy even before it was possessed.

Rated: R

Nudity: None

After Credits: None

Is this movie scary.  Yes.  It actually has some scenes that are quite scary.  It has a slow build at first and then it all leads to some very scary scenes.  The audience in my theater seemed to have a good time with it.  Nothing felt gory or cheesy.   It felt a little bit more like a classic horror movie with some new angle shots that are popular now.  Background movement and things like that.  So as a horror movie, where you are going to go see it to be scared, I think it works.

As a movie, I didn’t like Annabelle.  This lady leaves her baby all the time, the baby that is being chased by a demon doll.  They do not get rid of the doll.  They make all kinds of poor decisions and then the ending is just awful.  So as a movie where you have to think about suspension of disbelief, and structure and the words that people say, Annabelle is not a great movie.  So I am torn between caring about the bones of this movie and the fact that it is a scary movie.

I think it is safe to say that you do not need me for this movie decision.  You already know if you are going to go see a movie about the origins of a demon doll.  So trust your gut.  You are going to a horror movie that was directed by the guy you directed Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.  I think you know what you are getting into.

4 Stars

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