Even though The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle showed us one of the earlier supernatural frights created by the doll that eventually ends up in the hands of paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren, we still don’t know much about where the creepy toy came from. But we’ll find out late this monsoon.
Annabelle: Creation will take us back even further into the history of the possessed doll with Lights Out director David F. Sandberg bringing us the origin story of how this doll became evil and who it terrorized first.
There have been hints about what kind of spirit resides within Annabelle, but now we get to see the story of she came to be, because origin stories are always necessary in Hollywood nowadays.
The daughter of a dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) meets a tragic end, but a spirit shows up inside the house and wants to be placed inside the doll. Hoping to hold on to their departed daughter, they agree, but it doesn’t turn out exactly as they planned.
The trailer wants to make it perfectly clear that this sequel also takes place in the same universe of The Conjuring, dropping the franchise name towards the end of the trailer.
Will Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga show up in this movie as bookends to the story as they did in the first film? It’s certainly possible, and it would help sell the shared universe even more.
Annabelle: Creation is written by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle, and the film stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher) and Tayler Buck.
It hits the cinema screens late this monsoon on August 11. Get ready to be get spooked!