The unsettling world introduced in James Wan’s hit 2013 horror film “The Conjuring” further expands this summer with “Annabelle: Creation,” the fourth film in the Warner Bros./New Line Cinema franchise.
A prequel to “Annabelle,” a 2014 spinoff focused on the creepy possessed doll from “The Conjuring,” it’s no surprise that this film casts a spotlight on the terrible toy’s supernatural origin. As the film’s official synopsis puts it:
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, 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.
It’s difficult to think anything good is going to happen to the poor children who are cooped up in a creepy orphanage with a dangerously demonic doll …
Directed by David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) and written by Gary Dauberman, who also penned the first film, “Annabelle: Creation” stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (“Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher”), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. The film arrives in theaters on May 19.