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Old 07-18-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
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Annabelle (2014) - Spin-off of The Conjuring

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‘Annabelle’ is directed by ‘The Conjuring’ cinematographer John Leonetti, though James Wan returned to produce, while Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, and Alfre Woodard lead the cast. The film will hit theaters this October 3, just in time for Halloween.
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Annabelle is the first of three micro-budget spin-offs about the Warrens’ cases that are being made in addition to the upcoming sequel, The Conjuring 2. Obviously the design of the doll has a big built-in fright factor, but this first teaser just isn’t all that scary – and since James Wan isn’t involved on the creative side of things, fans of his horror work will need more of an incentive to give this spin-off a chance.

While the story of Annabelle that was told via flashback in The Conjuring is based on the version of events documented by the Warrens, this seems to be an original story about the people who owned the doll before it ended up in the hands of college students Donna and Angie and, in turn, the Warrens. Based on this short scene, it seems like the movie will show the genesis of Annabelle’s nasty nature, as the doll becomes “infected” by the spirit of one of Lydia and John’s attackers.
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Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:33 AM   #2
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"Annabelle is the first of three micro-budget spin-offs"
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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Yeah, that sure is a micro budget
Oh well, compared to the most Hollywood movies

Actually looking forward to this.
I really enjoyed The Conjuring, and this creepy fucking doll was one of the highlights of that film.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:32 AM   #3
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Actually looking forward to this.
I really enjoyed The Conjuring, and this creepy fucking doll was one of the highlights of that film.
I am in agreement with this.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:36 AM   #4
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It sounds great. I loved The Conjuring, and more creepy dolls are always good!
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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I really dig the child's play like origin they're going for with Annabelle.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:41 AM   #6
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The trailer was all that creepy but cool just the same. I wonder what the other 2 spin off cases will be about.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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i felt The Conjuring was well made but not scary at all, felt like Insidious Light

strangely enough, if handled well, this could turn out to be very interesting since lower budget can mean higher creativity
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:18 PM   #8
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I wonder what the other 2 spin off cases will be about.
Maybe about some of the other objects that were in that room with the doll or about other stories with the psychics.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:25 AM   #9
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Maybe about some of the other objects that were in that room with the doll...
That's what i was thinking. But which ones....hmm.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:03 AM   #10
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Had free tickets to the premiere last night and I completely enjoyed it. It treads very familiar territory (Insidious and of course, The Conjuring), but adds some new spins to subject matter that is getting a little tired by now with all these similarly themed outings. The film also adds some deft touches very reminiscent of some of Polanski's work.
It's hard to talk about this one without giving anything away.
If you're looking for a new horror classic you'd be best served somewhere else. However it rose above my admittedly low expectations and kept me well entertained for ninety minutes. Some genuinely tense moments, pervasive sense of dread and suspenseful scenes throughout.
It was also quite well acted. I rate this a definite cut above Insidious 2, so if you liked that one you'll probably enjoy this one as well.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:05 AM   #11
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That trailer left me a little cold. It seemed so cliche riddled. Of course they have to market these thing to the general populace so I'm hoping the actual movie has a little more to offer.
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Having to chose between this and Gone Girl, I'm going to go see Gone Girl. Both will be day one purchases on blu-ray though.
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Just got back from this and had a really good time. Like Anthropophagus mentions, there are definite nods to Polanski and "Rosemary's Baby" especially (the lead character is named Mia - no way is that a coincidence.) Some very tense and creepy moments and a nice slow build to the climax. Definitely worth checking out.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:20 PM   #14
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I might wanna see this. The true story about the doll creeped me out.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:02 PM   #15
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Yeah I enjoyed the hell out of this one as well. Helped the audience I was with enjoyed it as well.

Some really solid scares, especially the nod to Bava's Shock.
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