Annabelle used to be a normal doll, but similar to Chucky from the Child's Play films, a killer's essence infected her, and now her pigtails and smile hide dark desires. A spin-off of James Wan's 2013 horror film, The Conjuring, the first photo from Annabelle has been unveiled and it shows the doll's owners looking warily at their new possession.
From Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, Annabelle is set to be released on October 3rd.
"She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle.
Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.
On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now...Annabelle."
"Annabelle Wallis (“X-Men: First Class”) and Ward Horton (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) star as the Forms. Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (“Cross Creek,” “Twelve Years a Slave”) stars as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore and is familiar with the occult. Rounding out the cast are Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill”) and Brian Howe (“Devil’s Knot”) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire,”) as Detective Clarkin."
The Conjuring 2 will hit theaters on October 23rd, 2015, and it’s unknown at this time whether the events of Annabelle will directly affect the plot of the horror sequel. We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on any developments and expect to get a better look at Annabelle closer to Halloween.