Annabelle: The Creation

Anna MP

If you love horror movies and suspense, Annabelle: The Creation will scare the crap out of you. Ever since, the first Annabelle movie wasn’t that scary enough, but it was a true story in the 1970’s when two nurses found this old Raggedy Ann doll laying around somewhere and decided to keep it and not knowing it was evil, this was a true case file from the Ed and Lorraine Warren a Roman Catholic couple who were highly controversial American paranormal investigators.

When you watch this movie, this movie will suck the air out of the theater leaving you breathless. The quietness and the stillness will make it scarier and creepy. Everything is standing still until a movement that scares the crap out of you, and you pee in your pants.

This movie will make you jump,  but don’t watch it alone, bring a friend and a pillow.

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Polio-stricken Janice (Talitha Bateman, above ) and her BFF Linda (the lively Lulu Wilson, below), who basically are shunned by the older girls and forced to bunk together. In no time, they discover the dead daughter’s old bedroom, as well as one used as a space for designing doll outfits!  They see the demonic doll, and it takes the life of its own and stalks the inhabitants of the house.

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David Sandberg, the director, finds inventive ways to position her around the house without losing the idea she is just a doll and not a living organism. For example, like Chucky from Child’s Play. Chucky Child’s Play is based on the same premise as Annabelle, but scarier.

The Conjuring universe as created by James Wan, and, like Conjuring 2, has ratcheted up the stakes for all to follow. And you can bet that if moviegoers react like the crowd, I saw it with an audience and it was good. I pee twice in my pants. There will be more, Wan and Peter Safran produced for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, which unleashes the terror on Friday.

By the way, if the movie is too scary. You can leave, but make sure you watch a hilarious TV show or movie – especially comedies to get the horror images and sound from the movie out of your head. You will never know what will follow you and if you hear creepy noises in your house alone or with a couple friends with you. Watching horror movies can have that affect on the mind with the images and sound.  Watch the movie in the afternoon and later go to church.

Do you plan to see Annabelle: The Creation? Let us know what you think.

Notes

http://deadline.com/2017/08/annabelle-creation-review-conjuring-spinoff-sequel-james-wan-1202143757/

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Conjuring 2: Enfield Poltergeist

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The movie opens when Ed and Lorraine did an investigation of the Amityville house in Long Island, New York. Lorraine is a clairvoyant she could sense an evil in the house. Will there be a reboot of the horror classic of the Amityville House Horror?  The 1979 and 2005 version is quite enough.

Maddison wolf is an incredible actress, her performance was absolutely fantastic and scary, I would not dare be in the ally with her and when she goes all evil.

The children in this movie did an excellent performance and this was their first acting job in a horror film.  I wonder what agent told their parents that their child would be working in a horror film.

“Your child will be in horror film, they will be torment by evil spirits and it pays $5,000 a day,” said the agent.

“Great. I need them to get a job and I need the money to get them nice things,” a parent would say.

The directional by James Wan was brilliant, his camera angles and continuing shots takes you inside the life the Hodgson family. Some of the scenes did make me jump, but the girl who was sitting next to me told me to get off her lap. It may not scare you, there were some scenes may be too intense for younger children. Remember these events happened to them. And evil spirits can follow you, that’s what happened to Loraine from the Amityville house. She would not go back to that house anymore.

There was one particular scene when they were interview the devil, originally Hogdson family did not want to tell that story they will sue the writers. But the writers was clever enough to do it and use a blur effect which was intense and clever. Janet was completely blurred out and her voice was deepen with a voice actor. And one could see the devil face immerging out of the blurring scene.  The dialoguing came straight out of the actually recording of the conservation in 1977 on tape.

Many non-experts though it was prank, that the children would do anything to get attention, but where’s the proof of this incident. Children did not have the knowledge to do this, remember this was in 1977. Computers and the internet was not invented by this time for the public. How is it possible a child could lift a table and throw it across the room? They do not have the strength to do this and bending a ladle.

This movie made you believe that if you make a homemade sprit board, evil spirits can come in. Don’t do it, just close it. Or suffer the consequences of evil in your house. If someone spots you levitating or walking on the walls. Get out of the house.

Ed and Lorraine have a museum of haunted items in their home.

Overall this is a great horror film, do not bring children, if you do they will get nightmares. I give it 8 out of 10.

Go to church!

Conjuring 2 – The movie

conjuring 2 MPFrom the case files of Lorraine and Ed Warren, they investigate the Hodgson Family in England where poltergeist and evil haunts their house. Ed and Lorraine came right after they investigate the Amityville House in 1977. The events in Enfield case happened in 1977. This movie is based on true terror that inspired Enfield poltergeist and evil.

Are you scared? Bring a pillow and a Bible.  And go to church on Sundays.

 

Cast

Madison Wolfe

Madison Wolf (Janet Hodgson)

Madison made her debut with the Will Ferrel-Zach Galifinakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits. While managing the workload of school, she simultaneously landed the role in The Campaign, and On the Road, directed by Walter Salles opposite Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley amongst other A-listers.

Wasting no time, Madison landed a number of recurring television guest star roles (2014 – 2015).  Most notable is her recurring role as Audrey Hart – Woody Harrelson’s daughter – on HBO’s groundbreaking acclaimed series, True Detective. She also appeared in CBS’ thriller Zoo, as well as ABC’s hit show Astronaut Wives Club.

Her other recent credits include David O’Russel’s Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, and Trumbo where she played Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane’s child opposite Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren and John Goodman. Madison nabbed the leading role in New Line’s The Conjuring 2 directed by James Wan which is set to be released June 2016.

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Lauren Esposito  (Margaret Hodgson)

Lauren Esposito is an actress, known for The Conjuring 2

Patrick

Patrick McAuley (Johnny Hodgson)

known for The Conjuring 2 (2016).

Benjamin Haigh

Benjamin Haigh (Billy Hodgson)

is an actor, known for The Conjuring 2 (2016), The People Next Door (2016) and Live at the Electric (2012).

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Frances Ann O’Connor (Peggy Hodgson)

She is best known for her roles in the films Mansfield Park (1999), Bedazzled (2000), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), and Timeline (2003). O’Connor has won an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Blessed (2009), and earned Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film nominations for her performances in Madame Bovary (2000) and The Missing (2014).

Simon Montagu McBurney (Maurice Grosse) Is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of the Théâtre de Complicité, London. He has had roles in the films The Manchurian Candidate, Friends with Money, The Golden Compass, The Duchess, Robin Hood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Magic in the Moonlight, The Theory of Everything and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Sterling Jernis

Sterling Jerins (Judy Warren)  is an American child actress, known for playing Lily Bowers on the NBC television series Deception, Constance Lane in World War Z, and Judy Warren in The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.

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Robin Atkin Downes as Demon (voice) is an English screen and voice actor, who is known for his work in live action, animation and video games.

Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren)is an American actress and producer. She began her career on the stage, making her Broadway debut in the play Taking Sides (1996). Farmiga made her television debut in the Fox fantasy adventure series Roar (1997), and her feature film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998).

Since 2013, Farmiga has starred as Norma Louise Bates in the A&E television series Bates Motel. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance. Farmiga has served as a producer.  This role, along with her lead roles in Joshua, Orphan, and the two Conjuring films, has garnered her the reputation of a scream queen. The 5th Season of Bates Motel will be her last.

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson is an American actor and singer. He spent his early career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in The Full Monty (2000–01) and Oklahoma! (2002). In 2003, he appeared in the HBO miniseries Angels in America for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

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James Wan is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter and producer of Malaysian Chinese descent.He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the Puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence (both 2007), Insidious (2011), The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 (both 2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Conjuring 2 (2016)It was announced that Wan will direct both upcoming films Aquaman and Robotech future dates will be announced soon.

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The Conjuring

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When I saw this movie on the screen, The Conjuring is scaring up the box office and the gross sales are pretty good for a R-rated movie. The Conjuring is in the top 5, not bad for a horror movie during the summer months.

In 1971, a couple, Carolyn and Roger Perron, move into a dilapidated, old farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters. The move goes smoothly except for the dog, who refuses to come into the house, that will tell that something is not right with the dog. It probably ate something bad.  The children play a game called Hide & Clap; while playing, one of the daughters finds the boarded up entrance to a cellar. Roger enters the basement with a match to look around. Afterward, the family go to bed. What goes bump into the night will get you scare when your house started to creek in the middle of the night. Well it’s creepy.

James Wan, the director of the movie, from the Saw and Insidious, has made his best film to date with this solid horror film that hearkens back to the ones best remembered from his childhood. He remembers watching horrors such as The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, The Haunting, and Poltergeist. These films are the scariest movies ever made and they were big box office hits on the movie screens.

vera-farmigaVera Farmiga gained critical acclaim following her work in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, with George Clooney. She was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also starred as Kate Coleman in Orphan in 2009.  As of 2013, she stars as Norma Louise Bates in the A&E TV series, Bates Motel. She plays Lorraine Warren. The real Lorraine Warren made cameo in the film. She was one of the students listening to Patrick Wilson explaining demons.

Patrick WEdward “Ed” Warren Miney (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Rita Warren, were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. Edward was a World War II US Navy veteran and former police officer who became a noted demonologist, author, and lecturer. His wife Lorraine was a professed clairvoyant and a light trance medium who worked closely with her husband. She documented the case when the hauntings happen back Rhode Island in 1971.

Patrick Joseph Wilson is an American actor and singer. Wilson has spent years singing lead roles in major Broadway musicals, beginning in 1996. In 2003, he appeared in the HBO mini-series Angels in America. Wilson has appeared in feature films such as, Watchmen, The A-Team, The Ledge, and Insidious. He starred in the CBS drama A Gifted Man, which premiered in 2011. Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the son of Mary Kay Wilson, a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Wilson, a news anchor for WTVT in Tampa, Florida. Wilson’s brother, Mark, also works as a news anchor and reporter for WTVT.

Lill Anee TaylorLili Anne Taylor, actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza, Say Anything…, Short Cuts and I Shot Andy Warhol,  The Haunting and the acclaimed TV show Six Feet Under.

ron-livingstonRonald Joseph “Ron” Livingston  is an American film and television actor. His roles include disaffected corporate employee Peter Gibbons in the film Office Space, sardonic writer Jack Berger in a short-term relationship with Carrie Bradshaw in the TV show Sex and the City.  Captain Lewis Nixon in the miniseries Band of Brothers.  In 2006, he starred as FBI negotiator Matt Flannery in the Fox series Standoff, co-starring Rosemarie DeWitt also his wife.  He also starred in The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

 

Production notes

The story happened in Rhode Island, but it was filmed around in Willington, NC. Filming also took place at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in March 2012 while the campus was on its spring break.  Most of filming concluded in Screen Gems studios in Wilmington, NC.

Cast and crew experienced strange events during filming, such as scratches appearing on Farmiga’s computer after signing on for the film, people inexplicably waking up between 3 and 4 AM (the “witching hour”), and the real-life Carolyn Perron falling and breaking her hip while her family was visiting the set. Is the set haunted by spirits?

Notes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Livingston

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Taylor

http://collider.com/the-conjuring-set-visit/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conjuring_(film)#Sequel