Movie Spotlight: Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film based on the legend of the Annabelle doll. It serves as a sequel to 2014’s Annabelle and 2017’s Annabelle: Creation, and as the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise. The film is written and directed by Gary Dauberman in his directorial debut, from a story co-written with James Wan. Wan also produced the film with Peter Safran. The film stars Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, and Katie Sarife, along with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren from the Conjuring Universe. The film is dedicated to Lorraine Warren who died in April 2019.

The film was theatrically released in the United States on June 26, 2019, by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cast, humor, and style, but criticized the derivative scares.

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter Judy, and her friends.—?Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63% based on 56 reviews, with an average rating of 5.86/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Fun for fans even if it isn’t as frightening as some of its predecessors, Annabelle Comes Home suggests there’s still some life left in the Conjuring franchise.”

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 52 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

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