“Annabelle” : the cast and crew
Newline Cinema production Annabelle is directed by John R. Leonetti and the cast includes Wallis and Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe and Eric Ladin.
“Annabelle” is the sequel of “The Conjuring” a super hit horror and thriller.
“Annabelle” : The storyline
The story begins when in 1967, John gifts her expecting wife Mia a vintage doll dressed up in a wedding dress. Mia loves that doll and put it with other dolls in her collection. On the same night she hears of a murder in their neighborhoods. She, too, is attacked by a satanic cult. John reaches with police and saved her. The male attacker is killed by police and the female attacker, holding a doll, kills herself leaving a bloody symbol on the wall. Some of her blood falls on the face of the doll and here begins the misfortune for the couple. Mia thinks the doll responsible for this dreadful happening and asks John to throw it out. The doll causes a fire in the house and Mia trips over it and goes to labor. She gives birth to a healthy baby girl. The couple moves to a new apartment and while unpacking Mia finds the same doll that she thought was discarded. Evelyn, a book store keeper lady, helps Mia to find out the reality that the doll Annabelle is haunted by some demon. This demon now wants the soul of Mia’s newborn daughter Lea. The couple seeks the help from a priest, Father Perez. Father Perez takes the doll to the church where she attacks him and disappears. Meanwhile Evelyn tells Mia about her young daughter who was killed in an accident. Evelyn thinks herself responsible for her death and has tried to commit suicide to get rid of this guilt. She often hears her dead daughter’s voice saying that “It was not my time”.
The priest warns John that the demon haunting the doll Annabelle will take a soul this night. John rushes to warn Mia. When john and Evelyn break open the door and enter the apartment Mia is ready to jump out of the window holding the doll in her hand to give her soul instead of her daughter Lea’s. But finally Evelyn succeeds to take hold of the doll and decides to sacrifice her life instead. The Form family is safe and sound. Six months later, the Forms are living their life peacefully and Annabelle is seen nowhere since then. But in the ending scenes a mother is buying Annabelle to gift her daughter.
The ending text tells that Annabelle is kept in a case in some museum and a priest blesses her twice a month to keep the haunting demon calmed.
“Annabelle” : Nationwide box Office
No doubt Annabelle is leaving remarkable marks behind it making new box office successes in Latin America, Colombia, Chile, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan as well. It has drawn more than $150 million at the global box office. People are considering to design their Halloween costumes based on Annabelle’s character.