Annabelle Comes Home

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Judy Warren: Mckenna Grace
  • Mary Ellen: Madison Iseman
  • Daniela Rios: Katie Sarife
  • Lorraine Warren: Vera Farmiga
  • Ed Warren: Patrick Wilson
  • Bob Palmeri: Michael Cimino
  • Annabelle “Bee” Mullins: Samara Lee
  • Mr. Palmeri: Paul Dean
  • Anthony Rios: Luca Luhan
  • Mrs. Faley: Alison White
  • Thomas: Stephen Blackehart
  • Camilla: Sade Katarina
  • Debbie: Kenzie Caplan
  • Late Father Michael Morrisey / Priest Spirit: Gary-7
  • The Bride: Natalia Safran
  • Black Shuck: Douglas Tait
  • Annabelle’s Demon / Ram: Alexander Ward
  • Father Gordon: Steve Coulter
  • Rory: Emily Brobst
  • Truck Driver: Eddie J. Fernandez
  • Flashback Bride: Joanna Bartling
  • Coin Corpse: Sara Raftery
  • Darling Dad: Anthony Wemyss
  • Pizza Guy: Bill Kottkamp
  • Exorcism Guy: Edwin Scheibner
  • Last Rites Priest: Bob Telford

Film Crew:

  • Story: James Wan
  • Foley Mixer: Walter Spencer
  • Executive Producer: Walter Hamada
  • Producer: Peter Safran
  • Executive Producer: Richard Brener
  • Editor: Kirk M. Morri
  • Costume Supervisor: Susan L. Bertram
  • Music: Joseph Bishara
  • Dialogue Editor: Albert Gasser
  • Production Design: Jennifer Spence
  • Stunts: Claudette James
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Malia Miyashiro
  • Casting Director: Rich Delia
  • Set Designer: Al Hobbs
  • Stunts: Brian Duffy
  • First Assistant Director: Jeffrey Wetzel
  • Executive Producer: Dave Neustadter
  • Property Master: Thomas Spence
  • Key Makeup Artist: Mara Rouse
  • Set Decoration: Lisa Son
  • “A” Camera Operator: B. J. McDonnell
  • Stunts: Jef Groff
  • Stunt Coordinator: Mark Norby
  • On Set Dresser: Daniel Waldstein
  • Makeup Department Head: Justin Raleigh
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Chris Hampton
  • Special Effects: Eric Rylander
  • Special Effects Key Makeup Artist: Melanie Deforrest
  • Costume Design: Leah Butler
  • Makeup Department Head: Eleanor Sabaduquia
  • Story: Gary Dauberman
  • Art Direction: A. Todd Holland
  • Stunt Double: Emily Brobst
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tim LeBlanc
  • Still Photographer: Justin M. Lubin
  • Costume Supervisor: Kate Samhat
  • Location Manager: Ralph B. Meyer
  • Script Supervisor: Jody Blose
  • Music Editor: Joe E. Rand
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Robert Jackson
  • Music Editor: Julie Pearce
  • Executive Producer: Michelle Morrissey
  • Hair Department Head: Tijen Osman
  • Sound Supervisor: Aaron Glascock
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Ralis Kahn
  • Hair Department Head: Yesim ‘Shimmy’ Osman
  • Unit Publicist: James Ferrera
  • Visual Effects Editor: Steve Miller
  • Stunts: Brady Romberg
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Rob Hinderstein
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Arthur J. Codron
  • Foley Artist: Mike Horton
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Linda Yeaney
  • Unit Production Manager: Leigh Shanta
  • Set Costumer: Carly J. Mills
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Jacob Roanhaus
  • Stunt Double: Kelli Barksdale
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Mark Hawker
  • Transportation Captain: Casey Boden
  • Compositor: Bill Gilman
  • Sound Mixer: Robert Sharman
  • Greensman: Tony Castagnola
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Steven Cueva
  • Stunts: Wyatt Carnel
  • Casting Associate: Coco Kleppinger
  • Stunts: Allison Caetano
  • Boom Operator: Dennis Fuller
  • First Assistant Editor: Stuart Sperling
  • Key Rigging Grip: Larry Edwards
  • Key Grip: Pat O’Mara
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jacob Eaton
  • Key Set Production Assistant: Dominic Pacitti
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Angelique Perez
  • Executive Producer: Michael Clear
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Pamela Scott-Farr
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Mark Griffith
  • Stunt Double: Nicole Marines
  • Stunt Double: Sarah Reagin
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Nicholas Kaat
  • Stunts: Sierra Heuermann
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Bob Fredrickson
  • Rigging Gaffer: Paul Avery
  • Stunts: Miluette Nalin
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Jozo Zovko
  • ADR Mixer: Thomas J. O’Connell
  • “B” Camera Operator: Craig Bauer
  • Foley Artist: Tim McKeown
  • Prosthetics Sculptor: Kodai Yoshizawa
  • Grip: Donato Bragagnolo
  • Grip: Amber Maahs
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Haydn Pazanti
  • Construction Coordinator: Randy Syracuse
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Dane Brehm
  • Lighting Technician: James Plaxton
  • Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
  • Craft Service: Laura Bagano
  • Visual Effects: Greg Dora
  • First Assistant Accountant: Ian Crockett
  • Sound Effects Editor: Mitch Osias
  • Payroll Accountant: John Montgomery
  • Production Accountant: Timber Kislan
  • Assistant Accountant: Jennifer Lobban
  • Executive Producer: Victoria Palmeri
  • Executive Producer: Judson Scott
  • Casting Assistant: Kimberly Aguilar
  • Director of Photography: Michael Burgess
  • VFX Production Coordinator: Wes Palmer
  • Stunts: Ashley Rae Trisler
  • Second Second Assistant Director: David Marnell
  • Animation Coordinator: Carmelo Leggiero
  • Music Editor: Stephen Perone
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Nathan Dean Fetzer
  • Visual Effects: Joe Howes
  • Set Costumer: Atara Glazer
  • Assistant Location Manager: Sherry Roldan
  • Additional Editor: Liz Calandrello

Movie Reviews:

  • MSB: If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog 🙂

    I went to this movie not expecting much, but it never crossed my mind that I would be watching a film as bad or worse than The Nun. Honestly, going back, I was too easy on the latter since I didn’t exactly give it a massively negative review, which it surely deserves. However, Annabelle Comes Home really tries its best to be even worse. I hate it. I truly do. The horror genre has been exponentially growing, and it’s one of the two most popular genres right now (comic-book movies are the other), but this cheap, bland, cliche, predictable, and forgettable class of horror films is genuinely starting to annoy and frustrate me. The Conjuring Universe became just a set of silly spin-offs with entities that have no interest whatsoever and filled with extremely under-developed characters.

    This is the third movie about Annabelle. Three films that address the powers of a freaking doll. Three! Very few people liked the first one, the prequel was admittedly a pleasant surprise, but this one is just atrociously bad. There’s not even a story. The whole movie is based on repeating almost laughable jump scares sequences. Literally, it’s all some sort of variation of the following:

    Character walks down the hall -> A strange noise occurs-> Character slowly follows that noise -> Score starts to become louder -> Character checks something and camera closes in on the actor’s face -> Score becomes heavier and louder with the introduction of bass -> Another noise occurs behind the character -> Camera pans with the character and nothing happens -> Character continues to check on something -> Another noise, another pan, nothing again -> Score is reaching its climax -> Character continues doing the same thing -> Final noise, pan, and then one out of the two predictable jump scares happen: BOO! or Fake! … BOO! -> These are accompanied by a ridiculously loud sound that everyone in the theater is already bracing for because, guess what, everyone knows it’s coming -> Cut -> Repeat.

    Except for the first 15-20 minutes, which are used to solely provide backstory to the three main characters, every single scene is an uninspired, unimaginative, anticipated, and tedious build-up to a jump scare that heavily relies on an exaggeratedly loud sound, and someone screaming. There’s no real narrative besides some character backstories which also have their own issues, especially one that involves an attempt at the start of a silly romance. Gary Dauberman tried to insert comedy in order to balance an otherwise monotonous film, but he failed miserably. Every supposedly funny moment is astonishingly cringe-worthy. It was his directorial feature-debut, and it shows.

    It just feels like another cheap horror flick, filled with nothing but jump scares. One after the other. Every director in Hollywood could have done this, there’s no distinct style or a trademark shot. Nothing. I do believe that every movie takes a lot of work, and there are tons of people behind a film that genuinely give it their all every time. But Annabelle Comes Home feels so much like a pure cash grab, and I hate writing these words because every movie ever is ultimately an attempt to win money for the studios. However, this sequel never feels like it’s actually serving any purpose for the expansion or improvement of the universe it represents. It’s a horror flick filmed in just one location, something that I usually love because you can do so much with it, but this time it really seems that it was filmed entirely at a house because it was cheaper, hence more probability of profit.

    There are two clear areas in the horror genre: the zone with films like Hereditary, Get Out and Us, where the story and its characters are what’s more important and scarier; and the other with movies like The Nun, The Curse of La Llorona or Annabelle Comes Home, where the only goal is to cyclically produce jump scare sequences with no narrative significance or impact. If you enjoy this latter type of films (which is absolutely okay, everything is subjective to personal preferences), then you’ll probably enjoy this movie. At least, people in my theater screamed and laughed pretty hard with no respect for the moviegoers that were trying to watch the actual film. However, if you’re sick of watching the same thing over and over and over and over again, please, for your own sake, skip it.

    If it wasn’t for the truly amazing performances, this could very easily be the worst movie of the year (Serenity still holds that spot). McKenna Grace is phenomenal as Judy! Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife are also pretty good at their roles. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga barely have any screentime, but when they do show up, they definitely elevate the scene. Everything related to the production design is quite good, but technicalities will never save a film from misery if the two pillars of any movie (story and characters) are thrown down the sewer. Also, I was shocked when I discovered that this is Rated R. There’s barely any blood or anything that justifies that type of rating. It’s another aspect that makes this film an even bigger disappointment.

    In the end, Annabelle Comes Home is as poor or worse than The Nun. I can’t really decide which one I would watch instead of the other because I truly don’t want to watch any of these ever again. A brilliant cast might save this movie from a completely negative review, but it’s still an atrociously cheap addition to the horror genre. Everyone knows why this film doesn’t work: continuously repeating predictable, loud, and hollow jump scare sequences is not a story. I can’t feel invested in any of these scenes if they lack narrative impact or a minimum level of scariness. The fact that I barely even instinctively flinched (something I can’t really avoid) is a sign of how horrible this movie is. My expectations for The Conjuring 3 just dropped tremendously. Good luck, James Wan. You’re going to need it.

    Rating: D

  • Gimly: I was a little less worried about a third _Annabelle_ movie than I was the second one, because, well this came off the back of that second one, and that second one was okay. But that second one came off the back of the first _Annabelle_ movie… And that was a fucking disaster. Lots of people say that the whole Conjuring franchise is a cool thing, but nothing has come close to the quality of that first _The Conjuring_ movie. Respectfully, I disagree. The franchise as a whole is okay, but not only is has something better come out post-_The Conjuring_, furthermore, I’m gonna go ahead and say that the first _Conjuring_ movie isn’t even really that good. The only entry I’ve given a favourable review (“favourable” here meaning “more than a 5 outta 10”) iissss *dramatic pause* THIS O- no I’m kidding it’s _Conjuring 2. Conjuring 2_ is the good one and everything else ranges from “alright” to “dumpster fire”, and the first _Annabelle_ is firmly at the bottom of that dumpster fire. What’s the next best entry? The crème de la compètènt? It’s… Oh my God I think it actually is this one… You guys is _Annabelle Comes Home_ the closes thing we’ve got to a second good movie? …Fuck… I’m pretty sure it is.

    _Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

  • JPV852: Hopefully this brings an end to a dreadful trilogy. Not as terrible as the first one at least but this had nothing to offer and yet another one of these movies where an evil supernatural entity seems more intent on f’ing around with the characters rather than actually harming them. One upside was the acting at least wasn’t terrible and, albeit they were only in it for 10-minutes, I did like seeing Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. **1.75/5**
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