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  • Pregnant Mia Gordon () receives a much-wanted vintage doll as a gift from her husband John (Ward Horton). Shortly thereafter, their home is invaded by two Satanic cultists who terrify the family and stab Mia. If that's not terrifying enough, what the cultists leave behind is even worse. Edit

  • Annabelle is a prequel to The Conjuring (2013) (2013), focusing on the origins of the doll introduced in that movie. The screenplay was written by Gary Dauberman. Annabelle: Creation (2017) is expected to be released on 2017. Edit

  • Annabelle refers to the vintage doll given to Mia by her husband. The doll became referred to as "Annabelle" because Annabelle Higgins (Tree O'Toole) was one of the Satanic cultists who invaded the Gordons' home. Higgins committed suicide (slit her own throat) while holding the doll, and her blood dripped into the doll's eye, which is apparently what brought the doll to "life". Edit

  • Actually, the doll is not "possessed" at all. Higgins committed suicide so as to evoke a demon, who then used the doll as a conduit or gateway from its world into ours. The demon exists independently from the doll but uses it to anchor itself in this world in order to terrify its owners and go after their souls. Edit

  • Very, very loosely. The doll is 'real', according to demonologist Ed Warren and his psychic wife Lorraine Warren, the original investigators of the doll, although the movie portrays Annabelle as a porcelain doll, while the real doll is a large Raggedy Ann. According to the Warrens, the doll actually belonged to two nurses who noticed that the doll appeared to move around, e.g., change position or move from room to room, when they were not at home. The story of the Gordons was fabricated to explain the doll's possible origin. Edit

  • John gets home just in time to see Mia standing in the window, holding the doll, and preparing to jump, an offering of her soul for that of baby Leah's. He pleads with Mia to step down from the window, but Mia refuses. As she turns to jump, John grabs her and pulls her back inside. "There must be another way," he cajoles. "There is," says Evelyn (Alfre Woodard), now seen standing in the window and holding the doll. Before she can be stopped, Evelyn tosses herself out the window, knowing that this was what her daughter meant when she said that God had something else for her to do. As Evelyn lays dead on the ground below, Leah suddenly reappears in her crib, the demon having gotten a soul. The final scene takes place six months later when the mother of one of the nurses comes into a store, sees the doll, and buys it for her daughter. This is followed by an epilogue that reads: Annabelle now sits in a glass case inside the artifact room of Ed and Lorraine Warren. It is blessed by a priest twice a month. As the camera lingers on the case containing the doll, a quote from Lorraine Warren appears: The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. Edit

  • As depicted in the film, the Warrens had a special case built for Annabelle and placed it inside their Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticutt. The Museum is corrently closed pending a new location. Edit



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