A young pregnant woman and her husband have settled into their lives and home, anxiously awaiting the birth of their first child, while cults kill and maim in the background of the times. The movie follows Mia as she deals with a horrible tragedy that has befallen not only her and her husband, but their next door neighbors. Murder ensues and Mia is traumatized by the actions of a couple of satanic cult followers. After moving Mia realizes that she is still being haunted but something, and she learns a little late that it's the doll, Annabelle, that is evil.
Mia and her husband contact their local priest to help them save the soul of their young infant daughter Leah. Things just go from bad to worse when they contact their priest.
I didn't think in general this movie was scary. While there were a few scares, the same startling moments used in several other movies, it just wasn't a scary movie. Actually a lot of the movie was slow and a little dull. While I thought the dolls were creepy in general, since all porcelain dolls are, I mean I have no idea why someone would want to stock their unborn child's room with a bunch of creepy dolls, it wasn't really a scary movie. When the tense moments happen the same concepts are used to frighten as is used in other movies, such as doors slamming shut suddenly, loud sudden noises, or things jumping out at the audience. We need new ideas for scares in the movies!
Where are the psychological frights? Have we given up on scaring people by showing them nothing but making the movie creepy? Watch SESSION 9 if you want to know what I'm talking about. There is no obvious monster in that movie but it gave me a serious case of the creeps!