On The Fence Horror: Annabelle (2014)

F*ck creepy dolls.  There, I said it.  Now because I’ve said it, I’ll probably be murdered in my sleep by Rosemary – my very own personal creepy doll that you can read about HERE.  When I watched The Conjuring last year, I was kind of hoping for a spin-off featuring Annabelle, the cute murderous pig-tailed doll who wears too much blush.  Well, the studio didn’t waste any time because the Annabelle movie raced into production to meet it’s October 3rd release date, and the teaser trailer was released yesterday!

Ok – I have to say that I’m on the fence now.  Yes, the Annabelle doll is possibly worth the price of admission alone.  And yes, this will be coming out in time for Halloween which in my opinion is a better option than a new Paranormal Activity movie.  But something seems a bit rushed and desperate with this one.  The acting in the teaser trailer is suspect, and the acting in The Conjuring was one of the elements that made that movie so strong. Also, Annabelle was written by Gary Dauberman, who gave us such Syfy Channel worthy movies like Blood Monkey and Swamp Devil.

My main concern is that if this does suck, it will taint the success and admiration of The Conjuring.  I think you can see why I’m on the fence here, but I can assure you that I’m not completely out.  My expectations are a bit low, and It’s good to go into a movie like this with those low expectations, because the payoff can be even more sweet.  So, stayed tuned for more info and trailers on Annabelle as they come in and mark your calendars for October 3rd!

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