Annabelle Comes Home is a Hollywood movie, supernatural Horror film based on the legend of the Annabelle doll. It serves as a sequel to 2014's Annabelle and 2017's Annabelle: Creation, and as the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise.
The latest film in the Annabelle series and the seventh film in the Conjuring universe, Annabelle Comes Home has mostly received positive reviews. It holds a 62 percent rating in the reviews so far..
The film's official synopsis reads, Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her safely behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing.
All the actors have given good performances. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga can now easily be called the veterans of this universe or maybe the genre as well. They have a great screen presence and bring in the aura. Madison Iseman, Mckenna Grace and Katie Sarife are good in their parts. They hold the movie together with their performances. Michael Cimino as Bob is funny.
The music has been used well. The score is good. The use of fog adds to the mystic and the editing is also edgy. The movie's runtime is about 1 hour 46 minutes and it plays like a dream nightmare.
Direction, Screenplay and Writing
Gary Dauberman, who has been the writer of several horror films like It, The Nun, Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation etc makes his directorial debut with Annabelle Comes Home and it is a worthy debut. The movie has enough scares and chills to keep you at the edge of your seat. Rather than taking a cue out of its previous films, Annabelle Comes Home plays more like those kids adventure flicks from the 80s.
The script which is co-written by James Wan and Gary himself is fine. But, what liked was that the Warrens are not the ones who save the day. In fact, they have a special appearance in the film. It is up to these kids to save themselves from the deadly havoc they wreaked upon themselves in the first place. He has done an exceptional job in the film.
Story: 'Annabelle Comes Home' is the third part in the 'Anabelle' series and the seventh instalment in the 'Conjuring Universe' franchise. The possessed doll is once again on the loose, wreaking havoc. This time it targets Judy (Mckenna Grace), the 10-year-old daughter of the Warrens (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) along with her young babysitters.
Conclusion: If you love to watch horror movies then "Annabelle Comes Home" should be your choice for this weekend. It is scary, chilling and, in fact, even funny. I am glad that The Conjuring Universe has finally got a worthy spin-off