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Annabelle Comes Home Movie Review: Jump Scares With Little Substance

Annabelle Comes Home Movie Review

Annabelle Comes Home is the third Conjuring film of the franchise and promised to come back with a vengence.  Check out my movie review.

Take a haunted franchise, add in a possessed doll and bring in the ole teenage babysitter in distress and you have the movie Annabelle Comes Home.  Set a year after the first Conjuring movie, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warrens (Vera Farmiga) brings Annabelle back to their house full of haunted objects to “contain” the evil. However things don’t always go as planned and after Annabelle makes herself at home in the house, an unexpected visitor unleashes the mayhem and evil ensues. Annabelle Comes Home is a jump scares, flat plot which throws in a bit of humor to the horror flick.  Check out my video movie review below.

When he Warrens go out of town, they leave their 10-year-old daughter Judy (McKenna Grace) with babysitter, Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman).  Mary Ellen is a trustworthy, responsible girl that has a close bond with Judy however, she comes with not so trusting friends.  Daniella (Katie Sarife) drops by to visit her best friend Mary Ellen but she has more in store than just a visit. After some predictble events, Annabelle unleashed and we have the making for a B movie horror flick.

While McKenna Grace nails the “strange” daughter of a psychic role, the plot itself seemed washy and rushed.  The jump scares were the best part of the film and the “spookiness” seems to come along slow, too slow.  Once we do get into the actual haunting and taunting by Annabelle, it’s over and audiences were left with a “that was it?” feeling.

Annabelle Comes Home Movie Review

Overall Thoughts

Score: 2.5 out of 5

Overall, I felt like this movie was just OK.  If you are just looking to go see a jump scare movie without much substance then go see Annabelle Comes Home.  If you are looking for a psychological thriller, then keep looking because this film falls flat.

Annabelle Comes Home Movie Review


Thursday 25th of July 2019

so disappointing, because normally where horror movies fail is in building up the characters necessary so that there can be a deeper layer. This movie took the time to do all that, painstakingly establishing characters with motivation and depth. And then it just ignores all that to go through the motions of jump scares at the end.

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