Annabelle, the frightening doll that was featured in the prologue of The Conjuring is looking to make her big screen debut this October. The first teaser trailer released earlier today and we discover the origins of how she came to be. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turn back now, otherwise you can catch the short teaser after the jump.
Pretty interesting set up if I do say so myself. I’m not so sure how successful a spinoff from a widely popular horror film will work – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones didn’t do too well (my review) – but Annabelle has some promise. They established the origins of the doll fairly well, and if they can continue the level of frights with Annabelle that they had in The Conjuring then I think this could work.
My biggest concern for Annabelle is being able to convince audiences that a possessed doll is roaming around a house freely. Unlike Chucky from Child’s Play we never see Annabelle moving around, she’s always just popping up in places. Annabelle was a fantastic intro into the world of the Warren’s in The Conjuring because it was a short, contained little story, but here she’ll have to keep up her gimmick for a full feature length film. The next trailer is bound to give us abetter idea as to what we’ll be up against.
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Here is the official plot synopsis of Annabelle via IMDb.com:
A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin, Briwn Howe, Tony Amendola, and John Leonetti.
Annabelle arrives in theaters on October 3, 2014
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Source: Warner Bros.