B E R T’s review published on Letterboxd:
Why so much hate for Annabelle? I think this is actually a pretty effective horror movie! The 2 young leads are nice to watch, they’re a couple that I actually cared about, although they do look like brother and sister as opposed to husband and wife, seriously they could almost be twins. I like that the director added an element of satanic cults into the story, the beginning has some heavy Manson Family vibes that aren’t at all related to the actual story of the real Annabelle doll, but I still dig that element of the story. I also think that scare wise it does its job quite well, the scene in the basement with the elevator was hella frightening.
Each to their own and all but I think people have been a little harsh on this one, I actually enjoyed it more this time than when I originally watched it.