Annabelle

Annabelle

Annabelle stands for everything that has been wrong with horror movies during the past few years. Even in a decade which has brought the horror genre back to its original strength, this cash-grabbing bad excuse for a film doesn't work as a prequel to the Conjuring universe, it doesn't work as a horror film in its own right, it doesn't work as a character study, it doesn't frighten you, it isn't well-written, it's badly-filmed, the visual and sound-technical work is incredibly laughable and honestly, I didn't even jump during the jumpscares even though I am usually such an easy victim to fall for those.

In the end, I was just laughing at how ridiculous this film was, at how bland the main characters were, at how uninteresting and boring the entire film was. It's truly one of the worst horror films of this decade so far. (However, I agree with the general consensus that the sequel Annabelle: Creation is the absolute opposite of this film and actually really fantastic.)

2014 Ranked

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