Annabelle: Creation (directed by David F. Sandberg) is one of the best-received horror offerings of 2017 and the titular villain has become the most iconic devil-doll since Chucky. Since stealing the show in 2012’s The Conjuring, Annabelle has become a sort of mascot for the entire franchise and her tale has become one of the most well-known cases of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (second only to The Amityville Horror).
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But it might surprise you to learn that Annabelle isn’t the only cursed doll the Warrens tangled with throughout their career—and she might not even be the worst of them. Have you heard of Shadows, the Satanic Idol, the Death Dolls, and/or Suzy? If not, the video below produced by Dark Matter is a must-watch. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
If you can’t stream, the 4 lesser-known cursed dolls investigated by The Warrens are listed and briefly summarized below the video. Annabelle: Creation is now available to own on Blu-ray/DVD; you can check out the trailer and synopsis at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Though most of us only know of Annabelle, Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated numerous cursed and possessed dolls in their time. So, from the nightmarish Doll of Shadows, to a Satanic Idol, join us…
Shadows: A doll created using black magic rituals and constructed out of human and animal bones. Shadows was employed as a sort of vengeance demon and simply looking at a photograph of the doll would cause a person to become possessed.
The Satanic Idol: This bizarre idol was discovered in the woods of Connecticut by a hunter, who claimed he was nearly paralyzed by its appearance; its origins remain unknown. The idol is also tied to the appearance of a ghostly man in a cloak.
Death Dolls: These two dolls were created using witchcraft. The one with the noose around its neck causes progressive illness resulting in death and the second is put in a place where it will experience decay (as will its victim). Their original owner claims they moved around her house of their own accord, escaping locked boxes; they also caused her healthy son to become ill.
Suzy: After a young girl received this doll from her aunt, her entire family was subjected to a series of supernatural encounters including the appearance of a shadow man, furniture being stacked, and attacks by unseen entities.
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Official Synopsis: Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.
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