Release Date: August 11, 2017
Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Lulu Wilson, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman
Plot: A demonic presence, living in a doll, tries to take the souls of several orphan girls
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
This origin story of the Annabelle franchise is significantly better than the first film in the series. This movie is flat out terrifying. It doesn't take long for the jumps and bumps to get going, and once they do they don't let up. You'll even get a good scare after the end credits are over.
The only thing I didn't like about the scare factor of this movie is that a lot of the scares are set up by the characters doing dumb things that no real person would ever do. This could have been one of the highest ranking horror flicks of the last decade if it had been done a little smarter.
It is also too long. The movie clocks in at just under 2 hours. No horror movie needs to be that long. Ever.
That said, this is still a tremendously scary flick. Every horror film I watch I do a highly unscientific observation. The more people that go to the bathroom during the movie, the scarier it is. Once the scares started in this film it was a steady stream of movie goers heading to anywhere other than inside the theater just to get a quick break.
For those of you that a true horror fans, you'll enjoy the Easter Eggs and the tie-ins to the CONJURING franchise. For those of you looking for a good date movie, this film will give you plenty of opportunities to cuddle.