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Annabelle: Creation -- Several 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, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con: Season 2: Episode 1 -- From aboard the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Smith talks to Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and director David F. Sandberg about the terrors of filming horror movie 'Annabelle: Creation.'
Annabelle: Creation -- Several 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, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
Annabelle: Creation -- Several 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, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con: Season 2: Episode 1 -- From aboard the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con, Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, and director David F. Sandberg introduce an exclusive clip from 'Annabelle: Creation.'

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Writers:
Gary Dauberman (written by)
Gary Dauberman (based on characters created by)
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Release Date:
11 August 2017 (USA) See more »
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The next chapter in The Conjuring universe See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A prequel of a prequel has no business being this good.  See more (245 total) »

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8 February 2017
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Cast

 

Anthony LaPaglia ... Samuel Mullins

Samara Lee ... Bee

Miranda Otto ... Esther Mullins

Brad Greenquist ... Victor Palmeri

Lulu Wilson ... Linda

Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Janice (as Talitha Bateman)

Stephanie Sigman ... Sister Charlotte

Mark Bramhall ... Father Massey

Grace Fulton ... Carol

Philippa Coulthard ... Nancy

Tayler Buck ... Kate
Lou Lou Safran ... Tierney

Joseph Bishara ... Annabelle Demon

Alicia Vela-Bailey ... Evil Mullins / Demon Hands

Lotta Losten ... Adoption Agent

Fred Tatasciore ... Demon Voice (voice)
other cast:

Karalee Austin ... Church Member (uncredited)

Adam Bartley ... Officer Fuller (uncredited)

Ward Horton ... John Form (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brian Howe ... Pete Higgins (uncredited)

Tyler A. Johnson ... Priest Holding Annabelle (uncredited)

Kerry O'Malley ... Sharon Higgins (uncredited)
Tree O'Toole ... Annabelle Higgins (uncredited)

Liam James Ramos ... Small Boy (uncredited)

Trampas Thompson ... Thin Man (uncredited)

Directed by
David F. Sandberg (directed by)
 
Writing credits
Gary Dauberman (written by)

Gary Dauberman (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Richard Brener .... executive producer
Michael Clear .... co-producer
Walter Hamada .... executive producer
Steven Mnuchin .... executive producer
Michelle Morrissey .... additional photography
Dave Neustadter .... executive producer
Hans Ritter .... executive producer
Peter Safran .... produced by (p.g.a.)
James Wan .... produced by (p.g.a.)
 
Original Music by
Benjamin Wallfisch (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Maxime Alexandre (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michel Aller (edited by)
 
Casting by
Rich Delia 
 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
 
Art Direction by
Jason Garner 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Son 
 
Costume Design by
Leah Butler 
 
Makeup Department
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist
Alec Gillis .... make-up and character effects props
Liz Mendoza .... key makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Michael O'Brien .... sculptor: character effects
Samantha Rosenberg .... key hair stylist
Mike Rotella .... sculptor
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
Hugo Villasenor .... makeup artist
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... make-up and character effects props
 
Production Management
Joshua Throne .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noreen Dimster-Denk .... second second assistant director
Michael Feldman .... second second assistant director
Heidi Hinzman .... second second assistant director
Cory Johnson .... first assistant director
Cyndi Martin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
James Crain .... carpenter
Kyle Davio .... on-set dresser
Adam Dougherty .... art design
Jann K. Engel .... lead set designer
Louie Esparza .... paint foreman
Colby Giovacchini .... set dresser
Sonny Grand .... greensman
Julie Ann Grasso .... art department coordinator
Damon Green .... general foreman
Helen Jun .... art assistant
Janet Kim .... art assistant
Tyler Lafferty .... gang boss
Julia K. Levine .... set designer
Caroline Louis .... props assistant
Martin L. Mercer .... storyboard artist
Sydnee Miller .... set decorating buyer
Edward V. Pannozzo .... construction estimator
Katie Peña .... set dresser
Sarah Regan .... standby painter
Raul Rosario .... labor foreman
Jason Soles .... plaster foreman
Thomas Spence .... property master
Tim Stuart .... lead man: set decoration
Anthony Syracuse .... construction coordinator
Adrian Valdes .... paint supervisor
Timothy Vierra .... propmaker foreman
 
Sound Department
Adam Boyd .... sound effects editor
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
William R. Dean .... sound designer
William R. Dean .... supervising sound editor
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... first assistant sound editor
Kevin Froines .... re-recording mix technician
James Griffiths .... sound designer: TV Spot Trailer
Shawn Holden .... production sound mixer: additional photography
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Ando Johnson .... sound effects editor
Chase Keehn .... dialogue editor
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
Craig Mann .... re-recording mixer
Sarath Mohan .... sound mixer: india
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Tanya Peel .... utility sound
Eva Rismanforoush .... utility sound: additional photography
Joe Schiff .... dialogue editor
Robert Sharman .... production sound mixer
Charley Stauber .... assistant sound editor
Kathie Talbot .... sound and Vocal design: trailer
Bruce Tanis .... supervising foley editor
Laura Wiest .... re-recording mixer
Josh Relic .... sound trainee: dailies (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garry Cooper .... special effects technician
Mark Hawker .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Andersen .... visual effects editor: shade vfx
Charles Baden .... compositor
Karina Benesh .... visual effects coordinator
Patrick Bramley .... digital compositor
Jeremy Burns .... in house visual effects supervisor
Mitchell S. Drain .... visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
Bradley Gaines .... digital compositor
Bryan Godwin .... owner/executive vfx supervisor
Mike Larrabee .... paint supervisor
Lisa Maher .... executive visual effects producer: Shade VFX
Jon K. Miller .... model shop supervisor
Travis Nelson .... digital compositor
Tony Noel .... digital compositor
Molly Pabian .... visual effects producer: shade VFX
Mercedes Paulino .... compositor
Benjamin T. Perkins .... digital compositor
Hudson Reinke .... LiDAR set and actor scanning
Travis Reinke .... LiDAR set and actor scanning
Matthew Ribeiro .... matte painter: Shade VFX
Melissa Rosenzweig .... compositor
Crystal Samuel .... visual effects: matte painter
Scanable .... LiDAR set and actor scanning
Eric Schoellnast .... visual effects artist
Richard Servello .... digital compositor
Jennifer Silver .... visual effects producer: New Line Cinema
Daniel Svaboe .... compositor
David Van Dyke .... president: shade vfx
Gabriel Vargas .... digital effects supervisor
Sara Villarreal .... model maker
Jorge Zavala .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Emily Brobst .... stunt double: Lulu Wilson
Emily Brobst .... stunt double: Talitha Bateman
Brandon Cornell .... utility stunts
Arturo Dickey .... key stunt rigger
Noelle Therese Mulligan .... stunt double: Stephanie Sigman
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
Tree O'Toole .... stunt performer
Jill Stokesberry .... utility stunts
Katy Sullivan .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Barrese .... grip
Steven Blizzard .... drone pilot: aerial footage
Francis Capone .... digital loader (as Francis Thomas Capone)
Nina Chadha .... digital imaging technician: additional photography
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Brandon Cox .... additional cinematography
Freddy A. Fernandez .... digital loader
Sean P. Fickert .... key grip
Matt Garber .... lighting technician: additional photography
Austin Harris .... aerial camera operator
Matt Hillyer .... video assist
Duane Katz .... lighting console programmer
Jason Kilgore .... best boy electric
Jorge Kunze .... best boy electric
Michael Love .... additional lighting technician
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator
BJ McDonnell .... steadicam operator
Laura Merians .... camera operator
Trevor Neuenswander .... drone assist
Leigh Rathner .... first assistant camera
Tim Roe .... second assistant camera
Jesse Smith .... lighting technician: additional photography
Sean Smith .... best boy: additional photography
Sean Smith .... lighting technician
Brian Sowell .... additional camera operator "b" camera
Nathan Stern .... "a" second assistant camera
David E. Thomas Jr. .... first assistant camera
Tommy Tieche .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jimmy Ward .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nicole Wilder .... additional still photographer
 
Animation Department
Victor Perez .... animator
 
Casting Department
Nicki Katz .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jasmine Bautista .... additional costumer
Susan L. Bertram .... costume supervisor
Muto-Little .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Richard Caputo .... nextlab operator
John Daro .... senior digital intermediate colorist
Adam Michna .... editorial production assistant
Pamela Scott-Farr .... digital intermediate producer
 
Location Management
Mark Gaffney .... assistant location manager
Kent Matsuoka .... location scout
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... composer agent
Sean Barrett .... assistant orchestrator
Jonathan Beard .... orchestrator
Celeste Chada .... scoring consultant
John W. Chapman .... additional engineering
Christopher Gutch .... composer agent
Tom Hardisty .... scoring recordist
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer
Or Kribos .... composer: teaser music
David J. Krystal .... lead orchestrator
Ric Markmann .... composer: additional music
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation
Dan Pinnella .... composer: additional music
Ryan Robinson .... scoring technical support engineer
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Max Sandler .... score technical assistant
John Traunwieser .... score mixing assistant
Edward Trybek .... orchestrator
Nate Underkuffler .... music editor
Chris Wagner .... composer: additional music
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator
Tim Williams .... conductor
Jordan Rees .... composer: trailer music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Christenson .... transportation captain
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation coordinator
Ted Joneson .... driver
Ryan Thor .... driver
Gary Thomas Williams .... transportation
 
Other crew
Camrin Agin .... attorney
Bryan Bailey .... office production assistant
Bryan Bailey .... production secretary: additional photography
Vincent Befi .... assistant production coordinator
Todd S Bittner .... production assistant: additional photography
Bridgett Buss .... EPK Post Production Coordinator
Jules Carideo .... production coordinator
Chelsea Davenport .... assistant to david f. sandberg
Adriana De La Cruz .... medic
James Ferrera .... unit publicist
Brandon Galvan .... production assistant: additional photography
Michael Heintzelman .... graphic layout & photography: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc
Michael Hubert .... production coordinator: additional photography
Mike McLaughlin .... first assistant accountant
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Bryan Oprtiza .... second assistant accountant
Phineas Palmer .... production assistant
Christine Papalexis .... puppeteer
Scott Parker .... post-production accountant
Alice Pearce .... production assistant
Lee Perez-Gonzalez .... production secretary
Steve Sabellico .... legal clearances
Taffy Schweickhardt .... production accountant
Kerri Smeltzer .... production supervisor: additional photography
Nina Tarrab .... set production assistant
Adam Titchenal .... office production assistant
Warren Upson .... additional set production assistant
Mirko Urania .... add'l set production assistant
Mirko Urania .... production assistant
Lindsey Washington .... payroll accountant
David T. Woodruff .... mold shop
Lois Yaroshefsky .... studio teacher
Justin Latimer .... 4D Effects Editor (uncredited)
Michael Martinez .... 4D Motion Editor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Austin Bitikofer .... special thanks
Lotta Losten .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Annabelle: Creation" - Australia (imdb display title), New Zealand (English title) (imdb display title), Singapore (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: La creación" - Argentina (imdb display title), Peru (imdb display title), Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Anabela 2" - Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian title) (imdb display title), Croatia (alternative title)
"Annabelle 2: A Criação do Mal" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Анабел 2: Сътворение" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Анабель 2" - Ukraine
"Проклятие Аннабель: Зарождение зла" - Russia
"Anabel 2: Stvaranje zla" - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Anabela 2" - Serbia (alternative title)
"Anabele 2" - Lithuania (imdb display title)
"Anabelle 2: La Creación" - Chile (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2" - Israel (Hebrew title) (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2" - Germany
"Annabelle 2" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: A teremtés" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: Creation" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: Skabelsen" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: Zrození zla" - Czech Republic
"Annabelle 2: la création du mal" - France (imdb display title)
"Annabelle 2: la creación" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Annabelle: Creation" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Annabelle: Kötülügün Dogusu" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Annabelle: Narodziny zła" - Poland
"Annabelle: Početak" - Croatia
"Annabelle: stvarjenje" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and terror.
Runtime:
109 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David F. Sandberg was initially reluctant to direct the film, due to his general dislike of horror sequels. He changed his mind when it was clear he would be making a standalone prequel, with no major obligations to connect it to the larger franchise beyond a few brief references to the other films.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: The film suggests at the end that Linda, the blonde protagonist, later became Annabelle Higgins, the cultist killer who murdered her parents in the original Annabelle and called on a demon to possess the Annabelle doll after killing herself. This is an odd and clumsy route for the story to take for several reasons. In the original Annabelle film, it was implied that Annabelle was the Higgins' daughter her entire life. She was even shown as a very small girl at one point in a family picture, much younger than Linda was by the time the Higgins supposedly adopted her in this film. Moreover if Linda/Annabelle had lived from preteen years to young womanhood possessed by a demon, there would have been ample signs of demonic possession years before she disappeared for a year to join first the hippies, then a Satanic cult. She most likely would have killed way before then too. The idea that a demon possessed a Christian child for likely more than a decade, showed no evidence of its existence, and did all this just so it could kill two people at the end of its possession is extremely far-fetched.See more »
Quotes:
Linda:Who cares? Run!See more »
Soundtrack:
Buzz Buzz BuzzSee more »

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113 out of 184 people found the following review useful.
A prequel of a prequel has no business being this good. , 20 July 2017

A prequel of Annabelle, which was the prequel of The Conjuring. Absolutely nobody asked for this. Nobody wanted this. No one. But, thankfully (surprising, right?) we got it. 

Annabelle: Creation has no business being this good. Funny enough, the same can be said about 2016's Ouija: Origins of Evil. It is strange that these two bizarrely similar films were released within a year of each other. Both follow up on terrible first films. Both are prequels of those terrible first films. Both shouldn't have been made. Both are extremely effective horror films. Oh, and both star the excellent child-actor Lulu Wilson. The similarities don't even end there. 

After the film ended and I saw who directed this, everything made more sense. David F. Sandberg has the reins here–who you might remember from directing Lights Out, another surprisingly great 2016 horror flick. The work done in that movie with the use of lighting and repetition is just as suspenseful here (if not more so, in some scenes). Sandberg thankfully stamps what could have been run-of-the- mill horror scenes with his signature creativity. Horror largely relies on the talent of the director, and this is a case of the direction only elevating the film. 

While Lulu Wilson is a definitely a standout in her second straight horror movie role, her counterpart Talitha Bateman also gives a great performance. As in most horror movies, most of the scares are seen through the eyes of the children in the film. Luckily, the two youngest actresses here–Wilson and Bateman–practically act circles around the rest of the cast. In fact, there were quite a few moments when I felt as though these two actresses deserved a better script. The pair definitely do the best they can with what they are given however, adding a great deal of character to this film. 

The bar is low when it comes to horror film scripts. Even the best of the genre still have the occasional cringe-worthy line or plot hole (The Conjuring 2, I'm looking at you). All this to say, I'm going to go easy on the faults of Annabelle: Creation's script. The writing here is not bad by any means. There are cringy lines here and there, but that is to be expected. The characters make extremely poor choices, but even that is to be expected. The problem rests almost solely in the dull first 30 minutes of this film.

Look, I'm all for slow burn horror movies. But when the star of your horror film is an inanimate object, you just can't afford to have a slow opening act. However, once this film starts picking up with the scares in the latter half of the film, much of that first act can be forgiven. The film goes in some unexpected directions towards the end of the film which adds some surprising creativity.

No spoilers of course, but the way the first Annabelle is tied in to this film is outstanding. So outstanding that it almost makes up for the 90 minutes I wasted sitting through the garbage that was that first film. Almost. 

Credit to director David F. Sandberg for rescuing this franchise from a tedious first film. Annabelle: Creation is legitimately scary, which is all you can really ask for from a horror film.

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