– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last April LRMOnline was present at the exclusive first look at some footage, and trailer, for New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation. This film is the prequel to the 2014 film Annabelle and it is the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It is written by Gary Dauberman, directed by David Sandberg, produced by Peter Safran and James Wan and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. This film will focus on the story about the origin of the possessed Annabelle doll.

In real life, the Annabelle doll is actually a Raggedy Ann doll that is currently on display at The Warrens’ Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut. According to demonologiost Ed and Lorraine Warren, this doll is haunted. The story goes that in the 70’s the owner of the doll noticed that the doll was being very strange, and through a psychic she found out that apparently is was inhabited by the spirit of a dead girl named Annabelle Higgins. After a while the behavior of the doll became bad enough that the Warrens were contacted to remove the doll and take it to their museum. Of course this is all speculation, no one can really prove if it was real or not.

As for the film itself here is the synopsis for the film:

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.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran and Samara Lee.

Although this is not my type of film, I will say that I am very interested in the origin story. From the extra footage that I got to see at Wondercon it seems like it will be quite suspenseful and filled with moments that will make you jump. This may be one worth checking out. Is Annabelle: Creation on your radar? Chime in below!


Annabelle: Creation comes alive in theaters August 11, 2017.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.