Excerpt: Exploit/spin-off nacido a la sombra del éxito comercial de “Expediente Warren” que ofrece todo lo que uno podía esperar de un proyecto así: nada. Mala desde el guion, mala desde la dirección, mala en general.
Excerpt: Annabelle boasts a couple of effective “boo” scares – there are so many that a few were bound to land by default – but the only “boo” that matters is the one you’ll yell at the screen after this thudding, laughable bore finally cuts to the credits.
Excerpt: I find myself enjoying the slow-burn nature of these movies and the attention to detail in terms of set design, atmosphere, lighting and the sound mix. It’s a huge step up from found footage, which relies on exactly none of these things (and in fact rejects them as a whole in the genre).
Excerpt: It doesn’t help that the doll, conceptualized as it was in “The Conjuring,” starts off looking like Chucky’s demented cousin painted up like a demonic tart before it’s even been made a vessel of the devil…
Excerpt: …there are a limited number of ways in which a demonic doll can be frightening, particularly when said doll looks like it was made in Evil Co.’s nightmare factory, on an assembly line manned by Satanists.
Excerpt: “Annabelle” is a self-styled prequel to last year’s horror hit, “The Conjuring.” It isn’t as smart or well-acted, but it does get the job done. Comedies are about making us laugh and horror movies are about making us jump, and “Annabelle,” if not a wall-to-wall jump fest, does have enough good ones to be a successful spook show.
Excerpt: In the end, “Annabelle” cannot be denied the handful of jolts it plants, but one still gets the nagging suspicion that even the rosy-cheeked, pigtailed star will see more than a few missed opportunities in her own vehicle.
Excerpt: A spookily effective supernatural tale self-destructs during the final act in Annabelle, a follow-up to last year’s The Conjuring that successfully employs many of that film’s hauntingly understated techniques but devolves into unadulterated silliness by the end.