I recently had the privilege to pre-screen the prequel to the Conjuring, Annabelle.
To those who don't know, Annabelle in conjunction with The Conjuring tells a tale of how the Annabelle doll came to reside in the basement of Ed and Loraine Warren. Whether or not the story is based on the true story is unknown.
Lovers of the Conjuring will no doubt flock to Annabelle, to get their annual Halloween scare. The pre-screening I attended, people had been waiting in line since 9 am.
As a paranormal investigator, I did enjoy this movie. The story was interesting enough to keep me entertained the entire time, (not to mention the screams from the audience). While sometimes going over the top, Annabelle was able to maintain the mood throughout the story.
But if you're looking for Conjuring scares, and story I'm afraid you'll have to wait until the Conjuring
Despite the ups and downs of Annabelle, it is a must see for all horror movie fans.