Here is the first trailer for Annabelle: Creation,Â the prequel ofÂ Annabelle (2014) which itself is a spin-off ofÂ The Conjuring (2013). It looks to be an origin story for the creepy doll featured inÂ Annabelle. It is directed by David F. Sandberg, who directed last year’s hitÂ Lights Out (2016), and stars Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, and Talitha Bateman. Creature-performer-extraordinaire Javier Botet is reportedly in the film as well.
There are some nice jumps scares in the trailer as well as some genuinely creepy moments. The firstÂ Annabelle did not exactly “wow” critics (Metacritic: 37, Rotten Tomatoes: 29), though it did gross $84 million on a $6.5 million budget. IfÂ Annabelle: Creation lives up to the promise of this trailer, perhaps it can surpass its predecessor. The film opens August 11, 2017.