It’s a fact universally acknowledged that children (and adults as well, I’m sure) hide under the covers when something scares them. If that something is as freaky as the evil doll Annabelle in Annabelle: Creation, it's hard to blame anyone for reaching for the blanket.
Directed by David F. Sanberg (Lights Out) from a script by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle), the movie prequel stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (The Last Witch Hunter), Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and relative newcomer Tayler Buck.
There’s not a single word spoken in the tense clip below, but make sure to watch it with the lights closed (or better yet, under the covers). Or don’t, if you’re not into that sort of thing. Me? I’d rather watch it with the “lights out.” Yes, that pun was 100 percent intended. Check it out:
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.
Produced by The Conjuring and Aquaman director James Wan, Annabelle: Creation arrives in theaters on Aug. 11. And if we're to believe the horror film's early reviews, we're going to be in for a worthy addition to the Conjuring cinematic universe.