Hitting theaters later this summer is the latest installment in the horror franchise inspired by The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation. In an all-new photo released by Entertainment Weekly, the demonic doll sits down for a terrifying tea party.
The film's synopsis is as follows:
"Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a
Taking place decades before the doll's first on-screen appearance in The Conjuring, director David F. Sandberg revealed how helpful the time period and location of the film's setting were when crafting an eerie atmosphere.
“First of all, it’s great when you can make a horror movie and there are no cell phones,” Sandberg revealed. “But I just like the idea. Period movies, for some reason, just feel more ripe for horror movies. Lights Out
The doll itself instantly conjures feelings of fear, whether or not the cameras are even rolling.
“There were journalists interviewing me in my office when we were working on this, and they had to cover up the Annabelle doll that was sitting there because they were freaking out,” Sandberg joked. “And the same thing now, we have [an Annabelle] doll at our house that we have to hide away because people freak out when they see her.”
Annabelle was first seen in the opening of The Conjuring, with Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) attempting to bring peace to a young girl who possessed the doll. After that film's success and audience interest in the doll, a spin-off was released in 2014 to explore the doll's mythology.
The interest in the Conjuring universe of horror films continues to grow, with the original film earning a sequel and two of the terrifying presences from that sequel, a demonic
Annabelle: Creation lands in theaters on August 11.