Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John R. Leonetti
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

It scares us just thinking about it.

When you hear it,

you're gonna think we're insane.

It started out small... a hand or a leg

was in a different position.

And then its head was looking up

instead of down...

...and then one day,

it was in a completely different room.

It was moving around by itself.

Camilla got in touch with a medium.

We learned from her that the doll was

possessed by a girl named Annabelle Higgins.

She had lost her parents and had taken

a liking to my doll.

- All she wanted was to be friends.

- When we heard this, we felt really sorry for her.

I mean, we're nurses, we help people.

But then things got worse.

How did you end up with it?

It was a gift from my mom, for my birthday.

I don't know where she got it...

...but we are beyond terrified.

God honors sacrifice.

And our sacrifices touch God's heart

and move his hand.

Jesus said, "This is my commandment.

That you love one another

as I have loved you.

Greater love hath no one than this...

...that he lay down his life

for his friends."

I win.

Let us pray.

Good to see you too.

We'll see you soon.

Hey, you.


Okay, so, uh...

...who won?

John. But he cheats.

What? It was two against one.

I had to do something, right?

Yeah, right.


Where did Sharon get off to?

- Oh, I'll find her.

- Thanks.


Pete send you after me?

I swear, one day he thinks I'll just... off too.


What would they do without us?

I mean, honestly.

- Hey, wait a second. Let me help you out.

- Heh.

- We appreciate the lift, Pete.

- Sure thing.

You just make sure to take care

of this wife and baby of yours.

Did we ask about names yet?

- Sharon.

- What? It's not prying.

- I don't know her.

- It's just conversation.

- We're still working on them anyway.

- But we're pretty sure "John" if it's a boy.

- And we're thinking "Phyllis" if it's a girl.

- Heh. We were?

- Yeah. You said you liked it.

- Heh. I never said that.

- It's my grandmother's name.

- And I can't stand your grandmother.

Oh, dear.

I mean, it's not only me.

Nobody can stand her.

- No, she's right, everyone hates her.

- Ha-ha-ha.

Okay, well, on that note...

Sharon, let's go inside.

These two, they have a lot to talk about.

- Mm.

- Thank you again.

Think nothing of it.

Just remember:

Children are a blessing.

Indeed they are.

And then they learn to talk.

- Heh.

- Oh, you.


I guess that's a "no" on Phyllis?

We shouldn't talk about the baby so much

in front of them. I just think it isn't right.

Why not?

Well, they only lost their daughter

two years ago.

They didn't lose their daughter, Mia.

She ran away and joined up

with the hippies.

By now she's probably got three husbands

and calls herself "Star."

Well, even "Star"

is a better name than Phyllis.

Oh, you didn't lock it?

No. Why would I?

You have to start locking it, John.

I mean, it's a different world now.

They call themselves "The Family. "

But police officials have labeled

them a dangerous cult.

Residing on the grounds

of Spahn Ranch...

...once used as the backdrop

for many well-known Westerns...

...the Family is estimated to have

close to 30 members...

...many of them with histories

of heavy drug use and criminal behavior.

Currently, several Family members

are in custody...

...awaiting charges for the brutal

Tate and LaBianca murders...

...which held Los Angeles

in the grip of fear...

...before police investigators

were led to the suspects...

Hey, honey?

Do you think you could shut off the TV?

It's making it a little hard to concentrate.

Their leader, Charles Manson,

was sometimes referred to... both "God" and "Satan"

by his devoted followers...

...and had predicted an Armageddon-like

event he called Helter Skelter.

Thank you.

Hey. You know what, you shouldn't even

be watching that stuff. All right?

It could upset the baby.

There's new research out there...

- Oh, boy, more new research?

- It's true.

They are learning that babies in utero...

...experience more of the outside world

than they ever thought possible.

They recognize voices and noises, songs.

You know, I bet the men that did that

research spent millions of dollars...

...when they could have just asked

the mother for free.

How's it going in here?



I am trying my hardest to enjoy it.

Everyone keeps telling me that once you're in

the residency it gets a million times worse.

I haven't even mentioned the fact

that I'm about to be a new father.

Why not?

I don't know.

Sometimes you just don't wanna hear

how difficult it's gonna be.


No, maybe difficult's not the right word.

Uh, challenging?

Are you talking about the residency,

or me and the baby?

I don't know.

All of it, I guess.

I mean, it's not like this is an ideal situation

for what I'm about to go through.

Like what we're about to go through.

I didn't mean for that to

sound like it did. I'm sorry.

It's not like difficult or challenging

are bad things, anyway.

Look, I know that I've been a little

caught up in my own world lately.

- Some people might call it self-centered.

- "Some people"?

Most people?


Can we just go back and redo

the last two minutes, please?


It's fine.

I know you're stressed.

I'm just a little, uh,

oversensitive lately.


- Do you want me to tell you why?

- Yes, doctor.

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Gary Dauberman

Gary Dauberman is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing The Conjuring film series spin-offs Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation and the upcoming The Nun, as well as co-writing the script for It. more…

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