Annabelle Comes Home is a horror film directed by Gary Dauberman in his directorial debut. The film is written by James Wan and Gary Dauberman. The film is a sequel to Annabelle (2014) and Annabelle: Creation (2017), and the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe.
The film starts in 1971 when demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren bring the possessed doll Annabelle to their home and locks it in a sacred glass case in their artifacts room. The film sets one year after that event when Warrens asks Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) to babysit their daughter, Judy (Mckenna Grace); When they go overnight to investigate another case. After Warrens leaves the house, Mary’s friend Daniela (Katie Sarife) arrives uninvited, who is secretly interested in checking their artifacts room. Not so long in the film, Daniela finds the house keys to enter into the artifacts room, where she starts exploring and touching different artifacts which are either haunted or used in some rituals. In the process, Daniela unknowingly unlocks the sacred glass case of Annabelle and releases the demonic entity.
Most of the film takes place in a house, which turns into a haunted house after the release of Annabelle, with only three characters walking around in a house, that’s it. Most of the time, the characters are just walking through the house, following the eerie sounds, and shot ends with them finding nothing, absolutely nothing. Out of its runtime of almost 100 minutes, only last 15-20 minutes are filled with the actual horror content and their way to escape. The film has no plot or concrete story to tell, the film is about just a little accident which happens, and it ends, just like that. Another problem with this film is that there is no single concrete demon, there are so many evil spirits and demons, and in that way, the film loses its grip. At one point, I felt that the demons were just wanted to play with them and have fun, only for a night, like a horror-comedy film Goosebumps (2015). So, the film has no plot or character development, it is just a lame horror film which completely depends on the jump scares, and that too is very few in number. The only good part of this film is the appearance of Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in it, but unfortunately, they appear just at the start and at the end.
Verdict : Does not worth a watch in a movie theatre. It is a stupid and boring film.
Rating : 2.2/5
Check the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxm7cTpBAs