Will Annabelle: Creation be as scary as the first film? Watch the trailer

FP Staff

Apr,03 2017 20:51:02 IST

Annabelle from the Conjuring film series gets an origin story in the first trailer for Annabelle: Creation, a sequel to the 2014 horror spin-off.

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Director David F. Sandberg goes back to the dollmaker who assembled the conduit of demonic activity. As the story goes, he and his wife take in a  group of girls several years after the tragic death of their own child, but they’re soon tormented by their possessed creation.

John R. Leonetti’s Annabelle picks up with the doll in the 1970s when a married couple welcomed it into their home, where they were plagued by horrific supernatural occurrences. James Wan, who helmed The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, worked with Sandberg as a producer on Lights Out before returning as a producer on Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation.

This trailer doesn’t inspire a bunch of confidence, coming off as unoriginal and contrived — especially when compared to the first film. When combined with the original author’s lawsuit against Warner Bros. that, in addition to demanding $900-million, requested an injunction against Annabelle: Creation’s release— it seems like trouble is brewing for the upcoming horror flick.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto.

Here's the trailer of the film that might come out on 9 August, unless the lawsuit rules against Warner Brothers:

Updated Date: Apr 03, 2017 20:51 PM