Annabelle Comes Home is a fun film. It's not an essential one.
There are some good moments here, but in general, this film doesn't measure up to any of the previous efforts of Hardy or the Conjuring films. It feels like a placeholder, when it is clear the crowds that are going to swarm to this film expected a tentpole.
The Conjuring 2 - 2016 Director James Wan Screenplay by Wan, Chad and Carey Hayes, David Leslie Johnson Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Bonnie Aarons So difficult is it to pull off a movie about a haunting or even more, a possession, that it makes one want to shout from the hills and declare a … Continue reading The Conjuring 2 (****) secures Wan’s spot at the top of Horror
Annabelle - 2014 Director John R. Leonetti Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O'Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger, Tree O'Toole, Kiera Daniels, Morganna May, Michelle Romano, Christopher Shaw Screenplay Gary Dauberman There is a consistency about the horror films of James Wan, from the Saw franchise through Insidious and The … Continue reading Annabelle (***): Solid, but nothing you haven’t seen before