James Wan’s The Conjuring universe is constantly ever expanding, this week we witness another one of his beloved Horror’s come to life with the prequel to 2014’s Annabelle, Annabelle Creation in which audiences can witness the true origin story of the Annabelle doll that was first seen in The Conjuring.
Directed by David Sandberg, Annabelle: Creation is an origin story that centres on the life of the Doll maker who created Annabelle and his wife whose daughter tragically died, as they decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage; the doll maker’s possessed creation Annabelle, sets her sights on the children and turns their shelter into a storm of horror.
Our man in the US James Kleinmann got to speak with Director David Sandberg who divulged exactly how freeing it was to direct the prequel especially when linking it to the Conjuring series of films, having that ability to create something new instead of just regurgitating the same thing we have already seen. As well as Stephanie Sigman revealing how happy she was that the set of Annabelle: Creation was actually blessed by a priest before they started filming.
David Sandberg and Stephanie Sigman Interview
We also sat down with Anthony LaPaglia, who plays the grief stricken doll maker and Miranda Otto who plays his wife. LaPaglia admitted that horror is not a genre he has ever been interested but due to his daughter’s obsession with the genre he had to get involved “It was like a wake-up call to generations that are into horror movies”
Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto Interview
Finally, we spoke to two of the young cast members Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson. The girls admitted that they were big fans of James Wan’s work with The Conjuring but now they know how it all works it’s not as frightening to watch but they will never get bored of the genre.
Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson Interview
Annabelle: Creation is out in cinemas August 11th