Annabelle Creation is Terrifying: Well-Executed Horror That Hits All The Right Notes (Review)

Annabelle Creation is Terrifying: Well-Executed Horror That Hits All The Right Notes (Review)

This week my movie is Annabelle: Creation.  There’s been a dearth of horror films lately, particularly good horror films, so I had some high hopes going in.  There were lots of jump scares.  Normally I would say this is a bad thing, horror films that rely on jump scares to get their audience are usually pretty lame.  But this may be the first horror film I’ve seen that used them well.  You knew there were jump scares coming and it was that tension that made things well.  This film used every trick:  footsteps, the dark, point-of-view (where you can see something behind the character but they don’t know it’s there) and most of all my favorite, The Uncanny Valley.   Read more