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Full ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Trailer Conjures Up Old Fashioned Scares

As promised, here’s the first full trailer for Lights Out director David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation , which take viewers back to the franchise’s roots. The film takes place several years after the tragic death of their little girl, where 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.

Yesterday’s teaser showed the dollmaker creating a series of Annabelle dolls, with the first edition presumably being the haunted one. The full trailer is much, much more. Here we see the little girl who is actually possessing the Annabelle doll with one added reveal; she asks for permission to enter the doll! From what I can gather, the dollmaker and his wife want to have their daughter back so badly that they allow a demon to trick them into their domain. It’s jam-packed with scares and a wonderfully spooky atmosphere, all sewn together with the signature sound design and score of The Conjuring films.

What do you guys think?!

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The full cast includes Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Fox Catcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle.

Annabelle comes to life on August 11, 2017.

UH, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

ANNABELLE CREATION POSTER via Warner Bros.


110 Comments
  • Biscoito18

    The trailer for the first one ruined the best scare in the film. Not watching this.

  • Vesuvian Villain

    Typical James Wan affiliated garbage. All jump scares because any more than 5 seconds of light on one of their effects will show how cheesy it is. Don’t believe me? Pause the part where the girl at the window turns around. How scary IS that face? Lazy horror.

  • Looks to be another cheesy horror movie, it’s just okay! I prefer​ the trailer of IT.

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  • Grimphantom

    For a 2nd i thought this was an April Fools joke? Meh, the typical jump scares so people jump and be frighten…… They seem to forget there other types of horrors to use like the terrors of the mind, the psychological aspects of horror. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9154db8c5376929c8b5b41110c6be8d88264805924f7b138dbb2028e8fa63c18.png

    • J Jett

      Grimphantom i agree w/ you 100%.

  • Ivan Camacho

    ok im confused now…the first annabelle movie was telling the origin story of the doll right?…this one is doing it as well but different so is this already a reboot or what? what did i missed?

  • WALKTER

    “What do you guys think?!”
    I think I can speak for the majority here when I say, it looks like more half assed horseshit. It looks like something we’ve seen, what feels like a hundred times already in the last year alone.

    • Khy

      Straight to red box

  • J Jett

    so it’s just lame jump scare after lame jump scare. the cast in this is really good and look/cinematography, etc. looks great but i hate stupid cheap jump scare movies and this looks like that’s all it has. i will say Anabelle looks super chill just hanging in that rocking chair. LOL.

    • Khy

      They need to just go the over the top fun route with Annabelle because their poor immitations of Wan are horrible. This is shit- not suspense

  • Ultimately, I’m in no matter what since I had so much fun with Sandberg’s Lights Out. While we can say it looks like nothing but cheap jump scares, that’s unfortunately how most modern horror films are advertised (yes, there are exceptions). Some films don’t rise above that in the finished product but some do. I’ll still give this a chance.

    Also, the cinematography is extremely gorgeous. No modern pale blue/green color grade crap.

  • Brian McNatt

    I got $10 on the Nun making an appearance. Do I hear a $15?

    • Vesuvian Villain

      The Nun has already moved on to porn. Her schedule is filled if ya know what I mean.

      • J Jett

        LOL! Vesuvian, you are fucking funny! 🙂

        • Vesuvian Villain

          Haha thanks man, serious is a problem for me.

    • Saturn

      Well it looks as if the Nun IS in the trailer, so…..

      • Brian McNatt

        Hmm, I interpreted that more as the living nun briefly getting possessed, but I acknowledge your point.

        • Saturn

          You could be correct in your assertion about the “possessed” Nun, although myself I instantly thought it was the Demon Nun from Conjuring 2, who is of course getting her own spin off movie too.
          I’m really looking forward to the spin off based on the haunted doll house – no wait, wrong franchise!

          • Brian McNatt

            I’m still confused how we’re getting a Demon Nun spin-off. They pretty clearly said the demon assumed the form of a nun specifically to attack Lorraine Warren’s faith, didn’t they?

          • Saturn

            It matters not what they said in one movie – they can retCON us.

  • Khy

    SKIP.

    If its not James Wan- I don’t want it

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      i can’t believe they made it without asking you first!

      • Khy

        I can’t believe I can have my own opinion on the internet!

        • Vesuvian Villain

          God damnit, who authorized this?

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          they should have consulted you on the trailer! What were they thinking!

          • Khy

            You are the one they should’ve consulted- you lovable grease burger. 😉

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    Effective trailer. there were two jump scares in it, chill the fuck out.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      Gets the job done for the target audience, sure.

  • Khy

    It trailer- Lobster

    This trailer- Jack In The Box

    • ScriptGiverrrr

      Sometimes people crave a greasy burger.

      • Khy

        Let the fat fucks die of heart attacks.

        • ScriptGiverrrr

          Says the guy creaming over Saw 8.

          • Khy

            Saw > Annabelle

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Both are poop.

          • Khy

            Lulz. Un huh

          • Vesuvian Villain

            But one is diarrhea.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Yeah, saw.

          • Vesuvian Villain

            Hahaha

          • Khy

            Don’t bother. He hates Saw.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            And you hate when someone doesn’t think exactly like you.

          • Khy

            No I hate shitty trailers.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            What a waste of energy, but sure!

          • Khy

            Better than a waste of money. Enjoy the heart attack. Lol

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            I’ll use the money I’m saving by not seeing Saw: Runny Poop!

          • Vesuvian Villain

            I hate it too, just less. I can hang with it til Cary Elwes starts “acting” at the end with the “If you lay a finger on my family I’ll ARGGHAAABAARGAH DO YOU HEAR ME?!! AARGABARGABARGHHHH”

            At that point I just die laughing.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            First 2 are fine even. The other 9274819102039583 are runny doodie.

          • Vesuvian Villain

            I agree 100% it was somewhere in the middle of Saw 3 that all the plot twists just had me like….. dude….. I gotta deal with all this shit AND Donnie Wahlberg? I’m out, buddy..

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            And then loser Jigsaw killing people because they breathed wrong or some shit. Classic loser.

      • Saturn

        Only greasy stranglers.

  • Khy

    Haha

  • NoGutzNoGory

    Lights Out was pretty crappy.

  • Chip

    The cast ‘might’ save this film, but if not, it’s going to go be another write-off like Conjuring 2. Blumhouse is capable of making really good original films, so I dunno why they feel this is going to do them any good. All the sequels have been making less and less money.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      I figure it’s contracts or something. Like Annabelle is a side note in Conjuring with very little relevance to the story, more of a distraction if anything. So she must have been a planned spinoff franchise that ended up garbage but now they have to follow through. Or it could just be that it doesn’t matter if it makes 5% on RT, it still makes them a million dollars more than the $35 bucks it took to create the piece of shit.

      • Chip

        Just seems like such a waste from an otherwise promising studio. In it’s earlier days, I would have said Blumhouse was setting itself up to be the next New Line, but now I’m not so sure. Though the way you put it makes me imagine the doll actuall is alive, and a diva, demanding her own trailer and shit.

        • Vesuvian Villain

          Hot damn that would be a much better plot line. Like Annabelle will haunt your house and pick you off one by one until one of you realizes she wants her skittles sorted by color and a Barbie Jeep.

        • Blumhouse isn’t involved with The Conjuring/Annabelle.

          • Chip

            *Blink blinks* I’m confused. I thought that was all under the same studio.

            *Puts the beer down*

          • DarkBree

            It’s Warner, not Blumhouse.

          • Nah. Similar styles for sure but Blum’e got Insidious for their big franchise.

    • KennyThaKilla

      No idea what you’re going on about. The Conjuring 2 was a fine film.

      • Rick-Taylor

        Some of us do not agree. I am glad you think it was a fine film. I, personally, thought it was a formula of “silence-jump scare-comedic joke-repeat” and all people who went with me felt the same. Plus, that crooked man, (as I have mentioned many times here) looks like Jack Skellington in a pimp costume. I liked the first Conjuring, but was really let down by the sequel. Even enough to say that Annabelle and Conjuring 2 are about equal.

        • KennyThaKilla

          I never said it was a perfect film, but it certainly had what a lot of horror films today lack – atmosphere, and the subject matter it was derived from was interesting. Taste is subjective, but with a 7.4 rating on IMDB and an 80% from RT, you’re certainly in the minority regarding this movie. And Annabelle was far worse.

  • Charles Cumella

    Didn’t like the first one, didn’t like Conjuring 2 and I really didn’t like Light’s Out. Looks like James Wan is just attaching his name to things so tween horror fans will go watch. James Wan had a lot of promise in my book, but now it’s just a “meh” when I see something with his name plastered all over it. Too bad.

  • Vesuvian Villain

    You know what the scariest part of this really is? Gary Dauberman wrote Annabelle and Annabelle 2. You know what else he wrote? The new It. It’s post-production but he’s still involved. Technically that means the other two writers could write something awesome, then here comes Gary with the finishing touch. Boop! Annabelle-worthy dialogue. I’m just saying.. it worries me.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      He also wrote Bloodmonkey. Which got a 3.1 out of 10. Whew, I thought for a second it was only a 3. I guess everything’s fine.

  • Dr Manhattan

    I do not like this trailer or the idea of doing an Annabelle series since day 1.
    But reading people’s complain about jump scare makes me laugh.
    What a bunch of hypocrites, when we see what people likes on this website. Or even if you like horror in general, jump scares are a part of it. If you don’t like it don’t watch 90% of horror movies/videos games/tv series and stfu. This is why our community/horror is so laughed at. We don’t even make sense in our critics.

    • J Jett

      Dr. well there’s organic, well done jump scares/stingers and then there’s cheap, takes-no-talent-to-create jump scares. of course not having seen this movie i don’t know for a fact if the jump scares shown in this trailer will feel organic within the atmosphere/tone of the film but they (jump scares) look cheap/uninspired (only going by the trailer).

      • Vesuvian Villain

        Haha I don’t get the standard for what “spam” is around here. My boob comment just got erased. Soooooo.. don’t say boob?

        • J Jett

          i noticed that too! i had posted a reply to your “boob” comment and when i went to click on “post as J Jett” it said i couldn’t because there was no comment to post to. that’s weird since what you wrote wasn’t bad/against any rules.

        • Prince Of Darkness

          If you alter a comment too much while you’re writing it – like go back and delete a sentence(s) or paragraph or paste a comment, Disqus software automatically thinks you’re posting spam. You can repost the comment as long as it’s not in the same thread as the one you got flagged for spamming.

          • Vesuvian Villain

            No shit, that’s very helpful information. I think that must have happened because I edited and dropped down a space in places to make it look more presentable. That explains another where I was trying to copy paste a pic in too. Thanks man.

        • uriah369

          Boob

      • Biscoito18

        For me, a recent example of a perfect jump scare is in this scene of The Shallows : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9DAFX_ieak

        • J Jett

          Biscoito18, i actually like that jump scare! sharks terrify me so it doesn’t take much (involving shark moments) to freak me out.

          • Alanmac

            I’m with ya on that J. But then again I’m that way about pretty much EVERYTHING in the ocean, lol. I take my kids every weekend each summer but I always feel sketchy and probably act overprotective on those days.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      Don’t know about the others but I’ve never liked them. I like creepy fucked up images that stay with you. Example, the Conjuring. A movie full of jump scares. There is one part where this witch is perched on top of the wardrobe grinning and drooling for a bit right before she jumps at the girl. THAT was scary. THAT was effective. Her image stayed with me and kept me creeped out. But there are a lot of movies that have little to none of those kind of things, and they suck shit. There’s plenty of horror fans who feel this way for legit reasons. There can be a higher standard. You may be sick of hearing about it but that doesn’t delegitimize the issue.

      • uriah369

        I totally agree

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    wyf did i just read “which take viewers back to the franchise’s roots.” ????

  • Alanmac

    Loved both Conjuring movies and Lights Out but I still have yet to sit down and watch Annabelle. This trailer looks excellent tho. Wife is out of town all this week so I may have to finally stream the first one.

    • Khy

      Try not to fall asleep

      • Alanmac

        Hahaha. I’ve heard that from a lot of people. It’s really that bad?

        • THE God

          No its ok… but this looks like they stepped it up 10x

        • Khy

          Not bad just boredom displayed as suspense

          • Alanmac

            That’s not good. I’m quick to fall asleep when a movie doesn’t grab my attention.

  • Khy

    ONE good thing I will say about the movie so far is that I do like the cinematagraphy as others have pointed it out- it has this interesting unique mid 90s aesthetic to it. Not that it looks like Clueless or any thing like that- but that it looks like a lot of 90s films that were set in a vintage 1940s/50s period. Like if they took out the shitty jump scares and gave it a slightly more beat up worn VHS-esque filter I’d totally think this was made in ’93. I like that.

  • Munchie

    I was hoping for a Paul Rudd/Mac n Me scene when they showed the girl being pushed in the wheelchair.

  • THE God

    This trailer looks amazing ! I see a lot of skeptics in the comments. I’m not sure why…

  • Graham

    Ok for real, why do demons have to be the explanation for literally everything in these movies? Annabelle was creepiest in the two minute opening scene of The Conjuring and everything since then has been convoluted af, and neither scary nor interesting.

  • Travis_Bickle

    They kinda loosely based this on the actual story and added a bunch of crap. I’ll wait for VOD.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    I actually would have preferred Annabelle’s reason for being haunted being left open for speculation.

  • 리리마리

    It doesn’t look good, really.

  • uriah369

    True, R rating at least gives it a fighting chance.

  • Creepshow

    “You Are My Sunshine” or any old song played on a kiddie piano in movies, has to go. The same thing goes for music box songs. They haven’t been creepy for decades…if ever.

    • Khy

      You are MY sunshine, Creepshow.

      • Creepshow

        Thank you, but that’s not really true. What some don’t realize around here is, the people that I joke with the most, are people that have “tore me a new one” in the past.
        It comes down to not taking things that seriously, and be willing to tool on yourself once in a while. Oh, and I don’t erase 75% of my comments afterwards, like other clowns.

  • Was almost interested for a few seconds until she walked into the room and the generic demon face kid jump scare happened.

    This looks as stale as a 5 month old slice of turdloaf

  • Rick-Taylor

    To answer your question, Brad; that appears to be the same demon that was climbing up the stairs in the first Annabelle movie.

    I am not a fan of this trailer. I will still probably see the movie when it is released on DVD.

  • pablitonizer

    I don’t get it…didn’t Annabelle doll became possessed by the next-door neighbour in the 1st one? Like, this shits all over the original story? Someone explain to me please

    • Vesuvian Villain

      I don’t think they figured anyone was paying attention during the first one. Or like.. watching it.

  • Oscar Stoker

    Looks just like the same old generic bullshit jumpscares you come to expect from Hollywood. So over “Hollywood Horror”

  • Dani

    Same old bollox never see the doll move (old guy spoilt by Chucky) would rather see a more adult version of night of the living dummy by goosebumps

  • Halloween_Vic

    That’s clearly a demon and this should be called Annabelle: The most unneeded sequel.

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