Annabelle

Annabelle

DVD - 2015
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John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia. He gives her a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2015]
Edition: Rental
Branch Call Number: DVD ANN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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MB333
Oct 15, 2018

Not great but it's 10 times better than Annabelle Creation. Don't waste your time watching that.

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krishuang
Sep 13, 2017

The story is weak. The sequel Annabelle: Creation (2017) is better, but is still not one of the best horror films.

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RosyHorror
Aug 16, 2017

It's like the writers wanted to make a demonic doll movie but forgot to include the doll and only featured the demon.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 02, 2017

Annabelle the movie, I give this movie a 1 out of 5. I thought this was going to be a really good movie but it was just a cheesy horror movie. The acting was mediocre and if the acting was OK then I would have given it a zero. I dislike this movie because you don't even see the doll move, and you only see it move when the demon is near. So it's not even the doll that is haunting the family, it's the demon just playing with a toy. Don't get me wrong the doll itself is creepy, and it did freak me out because I have one in my room. It is crazy to think that this movie is based on a true story. This movie is very cheesy and I find it very reliant on its jumpscares. I feel if the movie producers had more time and money they could have made it better. An example would be making the doll actually move and not just sit on a shelf and just let the demon move it. I wish they would actually make it more like the true story. There were many differences between the story and the movie. I do not like this movie one bit from the beginning to the end. If you want to watch this movie I would suggest you watch another movie before this.
@Icecream of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Annabelle was kind of disappointing. I had high hopes for this movie because I loved The Conjuring and Annabelle the doll itself, but it was definitely overrated. There is nothing exciting or super intriguing about this movie. Also this movie was not like the other Conjuring movies, because it was not very entertaining. The story line of the movie is more of what you learn in The Conjuring, and it can be predicted very easily. As a horror movie fan this movie is not scary. Some jump scares are scary but otherwise there was nothing else that scary in this movie. Although it was pretty boring, I still recommend you watch it if you are a fan of The Conjuring series and want to learn more about the doll. 3/5.
@booksinaflash of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I was disappointed with Annabelle. I had high hopes for the film, but it was a major let down. It’s a prequel and spin-off to The Conjuring films, and is based on the Ed and Lorraine Warren story of the possessed doll named Annabelle. The doll causes a disturbance to a young family and wants one of their souls. The family tries to find a way to stop that from happening. The film was way too predictable. The ending could have been guessed halfway through the film. The jumpscares were not scary, but rather comical. Overall, the film was not scary at all. It was disappointing because this was the film that came after The Conjuring. The Conjuring was a great piece of work, and Annabelle was the follow up. It could never top the first film and it didn’t. Although, I do recommend this film to anyone that doesn’t like horror films but just wants to watch one anyways. It’s not a terrible horror film, but it’s not one of the best.
@reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

For the most part, Annabelle was a pretty spot on horror film. It captured the classic fear of spooky dolls along with horrors throughout the ages. However, unless you're frightened easily don't expect too much from this film. Although many of the scenes were well executed, they were way over played and done too many times before. The narrative of ancient items haunting people of the present is a story line that has grown old. But, if you're just looking for a film that will make you hide beneath a blanket but still get some sleep at night, this is the movie for you. 3.5/5 stars
@The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Libraryman1_0
Oct 17, 2016

I liked this one, and yes it came off as a somewhat weak precursor to the events of THE
CONJURING, but on it's own merits it provides just the added amount of terror that assist one in enjoying a good horror movie, without going vastly overboard.

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jazeebelle
Sep 04, 2015

Don't waste your time.

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sharkmaw
Aug 27, 2015

Wow, I disagree with the negative comments below--just shows you shouldn't trust APL customer's opinions, because everyone's got different taste. I thought this was vastly superior to THE CONJURING--and was a good, scary 'possessed doll' movie. Also appreciated that the makers didn't settle for the (apparently obligatory) usual 'shock' ending that these days is anything but shocking due to overuse. Good acting, directing, some jolting scenes and tension is maintained throughout. Recommended!

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BUNBUN1978
Aug 12, 2015

I dont think this was all that bad. There were a few effective scares but over all it was been there done that and did not rellay offer anything new. Just stuff we have scene in a gazillion other horror movies. But still like i said above it was not completey bad. Good to wacth if you have nothing bettet to do.

IMolina3 Jun 21, 2015

What a ugly dull, which husband will buy such an ugly dull to his wife,? Right only in movie, byt yaeh I enjoy the movie very suspense..

snowflaketoons Jun 06, 2015

not bad

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