Film review: Annabelle

The scariest movies aren’t necessarily the ones that make us believe they can take place for real, but rather the ones that bring out the fear in us we had when we were children.

Annabelle, a horror film that is the prequel to last year’s spine-tingling The Conjuring (that film’s director, James Wan, served as producer on Annabelle), uses children and dolls in a way that draws us in and terrifies us all at the same time.

And although it may not seem all that believable, and probably won’t linger with you long after leaving the theater or switching off the television or the computer, it has a handful of powerful and genuinely scary moments.

This film serves as a worthy companion piece to its slightly superior predecessor (which was also its narrative sequel), The Conjuring, as we share, to some extent, the characters’ feeling of despair in the face of demons who carry out a home invasion.

To read the full review, visit The Prague Post. Annabelle is currently on wide release in Bulgaria.

(Still of Tony Amendola in Annabelle. Photo by Gregory Smith – © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)