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Annabelle (2014) | Rosemary’s Baby meets Chucky in the 1970’s-set prequel to The Conjuring

Annabelle (2014)

What do you get if you fuse elements of Rosemary’s Baby with Chucky, the possessed doll from the Child’s Play movies? Annabelle, that’s what. This 1970’s-set prequel to the hit horror The Conjuring sees young church-going Californian couple, Mia (Annabelle Wallis) and John (Ward Horton), coming under supernatural attack after a satanic cult member gives demonic life to a vintage doll.

Annabelle (2014)

But while it might lack the genuine frights that made The Conjuring so memorable, Annabelle is a modestly effective chiller with a solid cast and at least two genuine shocks; and the real scares on offer are in what you don’t see rather than the jump out of the shadows variety.

Annabelle screens on Sky Box Office & Virgin Movies from Monday 23 February and is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Amazon (click here)