'Annabelle': same scare tactics, different movie

October 5, 2014 10:03 AM

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In an effort to bring the same screams and success from the 2013 film, "The Conjuring," James Wan decided to create the prequel, "Annabelle." While the idea of the well-known haunted doll is terrifying, the movie fell short of surprising techniques to scare an audience.

Similar tactics seen in "Paranormal Activity" are used, especially to give the illusion of an invisible presence, but after seven years, the idea has become overdone. Plus, the prequel borrows from its successor by using the all too familiar ghosts in mirrors and rocking chairs.

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