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Annabelle review

Doll witted

A man gives his pregnant wife a revolting oversized doll as a gift; things don't turn out well, in this cheap and nasty spin-off developed hot on the heels of the massive financial success of The Conjuring . Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis is wasted as the terrified young mother-to-be whose hideous homunculus becomes the key to a satanic possession.

Scares are generic, twists signposted (at one point with an actual signpost) and perhaps most frustratingly of all, the doll never even gets to toddle around on its own doing creepy stuff. Cynical, forgettable and vastly inferior to Curse Of Chucky .

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Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.