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28th June
2019
written by Adam

When spiritualists and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) leave their daughter Judy (McKenna Grace) at home for an overnight with trusted babysitter Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) it should be a simple low drama stay. But, when Mary’s friend Daniela (Katie Sarife) shows up, a series of unfortunate mistakes leads to the release of Annabelle, A doll that happens to be a conduit and anchor point for a powerful demonic spirit. Keeping the balance between the worlds of the living and the dead will make these adventures in babysitting far from ordinary. Written by James Wan and Gary Dauberman and Directed by Gary Dauberman, this surprisingly effective third installment in the Annabelle storyline manages to maintain all the spook, boo, and bump in the night from start to finish. Relying largely on practical effects and careful cinematography for its most effective scares, this hand wringing roller coaster is loaded with plenty of surprise, even for fans of Wan’s off beat tactics. Effective scoring by Joseph Bishara continues the creep factor to 11, giving our ears plenty to fear just the same. And, with a handful of real-life Warren “Easter eggs” peppered throughout the film, a careful eye throughout is required; reason not to blink, even when you want to look away! Fun for those who enjoy a solid dark ride, Annabelle Comes Come is rated R.

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