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Annabelle: Creation (15)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

The critical consensus

The demon doll is back but ideas are lacking in the latest instalment in the Conjuring franchise.

**(*)(*)(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 07/08/2017

Well put together, but does nothing particularly new or exciting.

David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 08/08/2017

Toy Story with a twist, this is better than it had any right to be. Hardcore horror buffs may laugh and scoff at the mechanics of some of the scares; the rest may never be able to walk past the window of a toy shop without crossing themselves.

***(*)(*)Chris Hewitt, Empire Online, 08/08/2017

It’s the same old jump scares, the same old deafening audio stabs – the same old cliches and dull, lazy secondhand ideas.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 10/08/2017

The film is very effective in giving its audience the collywobbles, which is precisely what they want from a story like this. They know that they’re being strung along and grossly manipulated but that is part of the pleasure.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 10/08/2017

The screenplay is far from inspired and the story doesn’t make a great deal of sense but director David F Sandberg knows all the tricks and delivers enough jolts to ensure the horror franchise keeps making money.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 11/08/2017

Possessed dolls, hapless orphans, a spooky house… you know the drill, but you’ll still jump.

***(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 13/08/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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