A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
Scenes that appear in the trailer but are missing from the final cut are: Jenny choking her father to death, a scene of Doug Jones dressed as a doctor turning around slowly, and the highly advertised scene of Doris in the doorway giggling. See more »
Around 1 hour 3 minutes the Priest quotes from a Bible verse. "Do not believe every spirit , but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world." He said that comes from John Chapter 4 verse 1 (which most Bible readers would take as coming from the Gospel of St. John 4:1) It does not. It comes from the First Epistle of John Chapter 4 verse 1 (1John 4:1) See more »
[At 40:00 Doris comes downstairs from bed to Ouija Board on table]
As friends who have gathered... blah... blah... blah. What happened to my neck?
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The end credits for the main crew and cast include one letter of each name circled in blue, as if selected on an Ouija board. However, the series of selected letters do not spell any word or message. See more »
It is a decent horror film, but surely better than the first. The previous part was an usual teen themed horror where everything started as a playful. But this one was a prequel and it focused on the origins. A single mother with two daughters is making money helping the people who want to contact their beloved dead ones. The things changes when her little daughter started to communicate the spirits of her own. The chaos unleashes, the house becomes haunted and the family begins to fall apart.
Keeping it simple is what worked out well for the film, despite thematically borrowed from others, scenes were kind of familiar and characters intentionally developed. Particularly the priest role was the most overused in any horror film. Followed by the twist. That turning point was good, but not a new. Nice performances and well shot film. Ouija is a fine concept for a horror theme and with this film's somewhat success, I hope the next one would only get better. So it is worth a watch, if you're not anticipating a something special.
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