• Annabelle (2014)


Release Date: October 3rd, 2014

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

John Form (Ward Horton) thinks he's found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia (Annabelle Wallis) : a vintage doll in a beautiful white dress. However, the couple's delight doesn't last long: One terrible night, devil worshippers invade their home and launch a violent attack against the couple. When the cultists try to summon a demon, they smear a bloody rune on the nursery wall and drip blood on Mia's doll, thereby turning the former object of beauty into a conduit for ultimate evil.

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O'Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger

Director: John R. Leonetti

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Safran Company, Atomic Monster

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Wife , Family , Husband , House , Marriage , Escape , Survival , Dark , 2010s , Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gary Dauberman’s haphazard screenplay merely piles on the cheap scares, with director Leonetti cranking the volume up to 11 to accentuate the frequent jolts. It all adds up to a compendium of horror movie clichés. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The late-60's Satanic panic and housewifely ennui make for a surprisingly complementary mix of fear and paranoia in Annabelle. show more

  • 38
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Sadly, Annabelle, a cheap, sleazy, low-budget prequel meant to explain the origins of that particular doll, is as undistinguished, uninteresting, and unscary as the worst of the Chucky films. show more

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