Director: David F. Sandberg
Screenwriter: Gary Dauberman
Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Samara Lee
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated R | 109 Minutes
Release Date: August 11, 2017
All the possessed portraits, toys, and haunted spirits we’ve seen in James Wan‘s Conjuring films leaves plenty of room for world building. As such spinoffs are released to expand upon that world, though it has been met with mixed results. For one thing, Annabelle: while a commercial success, the spinoff was a critical disappointment. But studios are more concerned with the former, so of course, we’re going to get a continuation of that poorly received spinoff.
But here is the surprising thing about Annabelle: Creation, it’s actually pretty good. Lights Out director David F. Sandberg‘s latest effort uses all the traditional horror tropes that deliver plenty of chills and thrills. But because it uses all those familiar elements, it all suffers from the same pitfalls. Still, it is a prequel spinoff that gets the job done, and really, that’s all you could ask for. Check out my full review below.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Annabelle: Creation, a sequel to the 2014 first spinoff of the Conjuring movies, Annabelle. The sequel will be followed by at least two more spinoffs, The Nun and The Crooked Man, in what’s now being call The Conjuring Universe.
Starring in the sequel is Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, and Tayler Buck. It’s directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), with the screenplay written by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle, It, The Nun).
You can read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer below.
Warner Bros. released an official trailer for Annabelle: Creation this past weekend. The movie is the sequel to 2014’s Annabelle, which is a spinoff of the horror hit The Conjuring.
The sequel is directed by David F. Sandberg, whose feature debut was last year’s surprise hit Lights Out, a movie which cost under $5 million to make and ended up bringing in nearly $150 million worldwide at the box office. The screenplay was written by Gary Dauberman, who also penned the first movie and worked on the scripts for the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT and another Conjuring spinoff, next year’s The Nun. Starring in the movie is Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, and Tayler Buck.
Continue below to read a synopsis and check out the official trailer for Annabelle: Creation.
James Wan‘s The Conjuring expanded its story with its first spinoff Annabelle. The film did not redefine the horror genre the same way that The Conjuring did, but it was still enough of a success to warrant a sequel. Now, Warner Bros. is giving us a first look at Annabelle 2 from director David F. Sandberg. That name may sound familiar to you if you recently watched Lights Out, which was also produced by Wan. That film, though relatively small, got some high praise for being a frightful experience.
Check out the teaser trailer here below for Annabelle 2.