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Highly Suspect Reviews: Annabelle: Creation

3 Submitted by on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:59

After Ouija 2 did everything right that Ouija 1 did terribly wrong, I thought to myself, “Self…maybe that’s exactly what Blumhouse is going to do with Annabelle 2“. ‘Cause, you know, that first one ain’t exactly The Conjuring, despite being a spin-off of it. Hell, it’s barely worthy of an Asylum rip-off of the idea. So, lo and behold they got director David F Sandberg, fresh off his win with Lights Out, to come on board and try to save this sinking ship with a period-piece prequel film (much like how they saved Ouija 2). Does it work? I mean, sometimes. It’s definitely freakin’ Citizen Kane compared to the first. Listen to Chris, Patience, and JC tell you all about it.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Jean-François Martel

    i like the idea of spin offs instead of endless sequels when it comes to franchises, especially horror franchises. But i agree that the bludgeoning us over the head with the “shared universe” thing is getting obnoxious.

  • Chris Ayres

    Good review. One thing I wanna point out though: Blumhouse has nothing to do with this movie or any of the other movies in the Conjuring-verse.

    • Chris Cox

      You are absolutely right and I am an asshole for not knowing that. Dammit.