The Warren family returns to the theaters with Annabelle comes home, Gary Dauberman was the screenwriter for Annabelle Creation and now returns as the director, this movie being the seventh of The Conjuring Universe.
Starting with the acquisition of the Annabelle doll by the couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, and its transportation to the family home, which ends only when the doll is locked inside a holy glass made box and Lorraine declares that the evil was restrained. In the same room we can observe other objects that are part of the couple’s supernatural acquisitions.
What could go wrong in a house with hundreds of haunted objects locked in a single room? Apparently, nothing. The problem begins when the couple’s daughter, Judy (Mckenna Grace) is left alone in their home with her teenage babysitter, Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) and her friend Daniela (Katie Sarife).
The plot is very simple, with typical elements of this kind of films such as jump scares, some of them are more predictable than others, some do not happen, breaking what is expected by the general public. Creating an atmosphere of suspense and apprehension that is great for these movies.
The idea of having to face several of the spirits locked up by the couple as opponents is misused and insufficient in many moments. The lack of explanation and context of the objects and their attacks make the viewer don’t understand the relation between them, some are more easily linked, but most of them are left without any connection and nothing being explored.
The feature maintains the quality of this film universe, but the weak plot makes it a bit dull and even unnecessary and forgettable as it doesn’t add anything new. Now, we need to wait for the next releases, hoping that they will bring something new to renew the stories that have already been told and the new ones that will be told from now on.