Annabelle: Creation is tearing up the weekend box office, having already racked up close to $40M at the time of this posting. The second spinoff to feature the devil doll first introduced in 2012’s The Conjuring, Creation delves even deeper into Annabelle’s origins as they pertain to a larger cinematic universe. A big part of Annabelle’s appeal is that the doll is real and the events of the films are inspired by a true story.
So, what exactly happened? What is the truth within the fiction of Annabelle: Creation? Check out the video below from YouTuber EdgeOfNightfall: Annabelle True Story – What Really Happened! If you can’t stream, here are the basics:
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In the 1970’s, 28-year-old nursing student “Donna” received a Raggedy Ann doll as a birthday present from her mother. Soon after, Donna and her roommate “Angie” noticed the doll moving around the apartment, seemingly of her own accord. Next, notes began to appear asking for help. The roommates contacted a medium who explained: “Annabelle Higgins” was a young woman who had been murdered in the vicinity, and that she wanted permission to inhabit the doll and live with them.
Once giving permission, the supernatural activity intensified, resulting in an attack on Angie’s boyfriend, Lou. Finally, the contacted famous demonologists Ed and Loraine Warren who explained “Annabelle Higgins” was a ruse; she never existed. The women had been manipulated by a demon whose ultimate goal was human possession.
The doll was removed from the apartment and housed in a case in the Warren’s Supernatural Museum, where it remains today.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Annabelle: Creation below.
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 lost their 7-year-old daughter Annabelle in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one of the girls finds a seemingly innocent doll that seems to have a life of its own.
Annabelle: Creation is directed by David F. Sandberg from a script penned by Gary Dauberman; the film stars Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, and Lulu Wilson.
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