Annabelle 2's teaser won't help your fear of dolls thanks to Lights Out director David F. Sandberg

Don't like dolls? What is it that scares you? Those glassy eyes? Fixed grins? Ability to kill all of those who stand in their way? Annabelle, the haunted doll from James Wan's The Conjuring (opens in new tab), got her own spin off movie in 2014 and, to be honest, it wasn't great but there's good news in the darkness. 

Annabelle 2 is coming to cinemas in May next year and has none other than Lights Out director David F. Sandberg at the horrific helm. This is a great pick and, as you can see from the gentle slow burn of a teaser above, he's got his finger on the scare pulse. Love the crucifix tumbling next to the red shoes. You're not in Kansas anymore... 

Horror movie maestro James Wan is on production duties so hopefully this is a scarier offering than the porcelain nightmare's original outing. Fingers crossed. 

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.