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EntertainmentAnnabelle Comes Home, review: demonic doll is more camp than terrifying in latest addition to Conjuring franchise

13:21  12 july  2019
13:21  12 july  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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‘ Annabelle Comes Home ’ Review : The ‘ Conjuring ’-Verse Delivers a Hyper-Haunted Horror Funhouse. The Conjuring franchise is a force in the contemporary horror landscape. That same golden James Wan touch that sparked franchising with Saw and Insidious struck again on the 2013

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film based on the legend of the Annabelle doll . It serves as a sequel to 2014's Annabelle and 2017's Annabelle : Creation

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Annabelle Comes Home Certificate 15 ★★★

Annabelle, the demonically-possessed doll now making its third appearance, makes its intentions clear pretty early here. Scarred by earlier misadventures so no sane child would want it, and sitting balefully in the back car seat of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), she is soon making vehicles crash and ghosts rise, in a vain effort to prevent her incarceration in the Warrens’ Artefact Room.

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This chamber of cursed curiosities sits at the heart of the suburban home they share with their young daughter, Judy (McKenna Grace). “The evil is contained,” Ed intones after a sombre old priest has blessed Annabelle’s chained cabinet. Soon enough, of course, Judy discovers that she is locked in with it.

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The latest film about this creepy doll is a fun, ‘70s-era romp that pairs dread with a sense of humor. While previous Annabelle movies have stumbled over complicated, murky plots about a demonic The Conjuring franchise has long suffered from an inability to outperform the very first film in the Annabelle Comes Home offers more humor in addition to the supernatural terror the Conjuring

With Annabelle Comes Home , however, franchise screenwriter and now director Gary Dauberman departs from real-life events to extend the Conjuring mythology in an almost entirely fictionalized direction, with noticeably less impact. Still, with the rare coincidence of two demonic doll features

The Conjuring franchise continued here is a bizarre place. Very loosely based since James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013) on the exploits of the real-life Warrens (who also investigated the Amityville haunting), spin-offs such as the Annabelle series have expanded its remit while usually retaining its garish 1970s period setting.

From its prologue’s Hammer-style foggy graveyard to crucifixes which reliably ward off evil for the first time since Peter Cushing wielded them, this is an innocent film. The Catholic school its young heroines attend allows natural belief in the afterlife when it assaults them. The effect is both kitsch and kind.

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'Guilt proves nearly fatal'

Jennifer Spence’s production design is the star of series writer and debuting director Gary Dauberman’s film.

How Annabelle Comes Home Fits Into The Conjuring Universe

How Annabelle Comes Home Fits Into The Conjuring Universe How Annabelle Comes Home Fits Into The Conjuring Universe

Annabelle : Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Gary Dauberman. It is a prequel to Annabelle and the fourth installment in The Conjuring Universe.

Annabelle Comes Home opens with the same scene as The Conjuring , but we see what happens immediately after the Warrens left the roommates and headed home with Annabelle in the backseat of their car. The couple's car mysteriously breaks down in front of a cemetery, where Lorraine is instantly

The Warrens’ Connecticut suburban home is almost overwhelming in its orange-hued detail, matched only by their Artefact Room’s obsessively layered arcana. As Badfinger and the Beach Boys drift dreamily from Judy’s record-player, it’s like a pre-teen Dazed and Confused or, as Annabelle awakes, The Brady Bunch Goes To Hell.

Judy is a brave, lonely girl, ostracised by her classmates for her parents’ creepy work, and her gloomy line in conversation. “My parents said I’m not really ready yet to process death,” she sighs to teenage babysitter Mary Ellen (Madison Wiseman), when the Warrens leave her in charge for the weekend. They’re soon joined by Daniela (Katie Sarife), the relatively bad girl whose dumb behaviour has soon unleashed Annabelle and her nightmare cohort.

The trophy room is stocked with a degree of horror connoisseurship, from the real Essex legend of the Black Shuck hell-hound to a screen unreeling grisly events a few seconds in the viewer’s future, a fated nightmare familiar from horror writers such as Stephen King. Nastiest is Daniela’s assault by a ghost dad who blames her for his car-crash death. The guilt alone proves nearly fatal.

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Annabelle is a fictional character in the The Conjuring Universe, an American horror film franchise . The character, a haunted doll , is based on accounts by paranormal investigators and authors Ed and

Annabelle Comes Home is now terrifying audiences in cinema, so what better time to reorder The Conjuring movies into a chronological watch? Another movie that 's based on a true story – if you think that ghosts making people levitate is more likely than a teenager jumping off a bed.

Annabelle Comes Home, review: demonic doll is more camp than terrifying in latest addition to Conjuring franchise © Getty This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Madison Iseman, from left, Katie Sarife and McKenna Grace in a scene from the horror film, "Annabelle Comes Home." (Dan McFadden/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

'Charming relief'

This relentless pile-up of monsters works for a while. The mechanics of the funhouse scares soon take over, though. Whether they remind you of a ghost train or a video game, you can’t take them seriously.

Though this fatally wounds it as a horror film, the inability to imagine Annabelle Comes Home’s heroines ever really coming to harm is, given the genre’s propensity for sacrificing female flesh, a charming relief.

Girls have the power here, Annabelle included. Lightweight, camp, yet convincingly moral, the result is more touching than frightening.

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