Annabelle: Creation is the newest horror entry in what can easily be dubbed “The Conjuring Cinematic Universe.” Set before any of the events in both The Conjuring movies and the first Annabelle film, this story aims to tell the origin of the doll itself. The plot follows a young group of orphans that take refuge in former doll maker’s home who recently suffered the tragic loss of his daughter. Stricken by grief, the doll maker agrees to let another entity possess the Annabelle doll. This, of course, goes horribly wrong and the doll becomes obsessed with one of the young orphan girls.
While post-credit scenes are typically reserved for big budget blockbusters, we can confirm that Annabelle: Creation has two end credit scenes. Announced by director David F. Sandberg via Twitter, he revealed that Annabelle: Creation will have one midway through and another at the very end. Interestingly enough he went on to explain that these weren’t his ideas, but regardless he ended up enjoying them. These could be teasers for either a new Conjuring film or references to the Crooked Man and Demon Nun spin off movies.
While it can be easy to dismiss Creation given the first Annabelle movie was poorly received, Sandberg has done a rather remarkable job with the source material. At the time of writing this, Annabelle: Creation has an 89% on Rotten Tomato and is praised for its fantastic story and scares. Fo anyone familiar with Sandberg, this shouldn’t come as any surprise given his last film, Lights Out, was considered a very solid horror film. What will be interesting is to see how this movie ties into the series at large, given both The Conjuring and Annabelle showcase the doll under the control of a different type of entity.
Annabelle: Creation is set to premiere on August 11.