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To See or Not See: Should You See Annabelle This Halloween Season?

With Halloween lurking around the corner, scary movies are making a prominent comeback for this creepy season. Before you cash out $10, it’s good to know before hand if it’s worth it.

Here’s some tips before seeing the Annabelle movie:

1. Get rid of all dolls before viewing this movie. You’ll be doing yourself a favor.

2. Make sure your roommate is home the night you go see Annabelle. Trust me, you don’t want to be alone.

3. See this movie in the daytime. If you must view this movie at night, make sure lights are left on at your house.

This list sounds like it’s extreme, but this movie is really scary!

First, What is Annabelle?: Annabelle is the prequel to the 2013 scary movie, The Conjuring. The movie is based on a true story about a possessed doll that torments a family for the exchange of a soul. If you’re not into demonic, possession movies or creepy looking dolls, this movie is not for you. If that’s not a deal breaker, you’re in for a treat. Annabelle is a freight-fest; you’ll be scared for the entire movie.

Great Things About the Movie: The techniques used to scare you are original and unexpected. There is not a lot of down time and waiting to be scared like in other scary movies (i.e. Paranormal Activity). You’re scared from the beginning to the end. After this movie, you’ll be scared to go upstairs, get in elevators, look through cracked doors, and have kids, but it’s completely worth it!  

Bad Things About the Movie: The ending. The ending was anti-climatic. I wanted the movie to go out with a bang. It kind of just fell flat for me. Without spoiling it for anyone who wants to see it, you think something is about to happen and then it just ends. However, it was probably because they wanted the story to follow the real story of Annabelle and that’s how her story ended.

So, to see or not to see? See! The movie was great. It was extremely scary and hands down one of the scariest movies that I’ve seen this year. Even though the ending wasn’t my favorite, I would still recommend it to anyone who loves scary movies! It was an hour and thirty minutes of straight horror, and seven minutes of a bad ending. I think that’s a fair trade off. I would rate this movie an 8 out of 10!

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