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OPIS FILMU – John Form znajduje idealny podarunek dla swojej ciężarnej żony Mii — piękną i rzadko spotykaną starodawną lalkę ubraną w śnieżnobiałą suknię ślubną. Radość Mii z prezentu nie trwa jednak długo. Pewnej straszliwej nocy para zostaje napadnięta w domu przez wyznawców szatana, którzy brutalnie atakują małżonków. Jednak rozlana krew i przerażenie to nie wszystko, co po sobie pozostawią. Okultyści wywołają istotę tak złą, że nic z tego, co uczynili, nie będzie w stanie równać się ze złowrogą bramą do świata przeklętych, jaką stanie się… Annabelle.
Choć Annabelle przerażała w Obecności, to tutaj wszystko się dla niej zaczęło. Zdolna do niewyobrażalnego okrucieństwa lalka istnieje naprawdę. Jest zamknięta w okultystycznym muzeum w Connecticut, a dostęp do niej ma jedynie ksiądz, który dwa razy w miesiącu dokonuje obrzędu jej poświęcenia.
PLOT – The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, in which two young women and a young man are telling the demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle which they believe is haunted.
In 1969, John and Mia Form live in Santa Monica and are expecting their first child. John gives her a doll that she has been trying to find. At night, Mia hears a murder occurring at their neighbors’, the Higgins. When Mia calls the police, she is attacked by a woman holding the doll and a male accomplice. John and the police arrive and kill the man while the woman kills herself by slitting her own throat. A drop of her blood falls on the face of the doll in her arms. A news report shows that the assailants were Annabelle Higgins and her boyfriend. They are said to have been part of the Disciples of the Ram, a satanic cult, in which they worship a demon with horns.
Since Annabelle was holding the doll while dying, Mia asks John to throw it away. Later, after a fire caused by the doll, Mia trips over furniture escaping from the fire and goes into labor. Mia gives birth to a healthy baby girl named Leah. The family moves into a new apartment and Mia finds the doll they thought they had discarded. More strange activity plagues Mia and her new baby. She contacts the detective, who informs her of Annabelle’s history in a cult that seeks to summon a demon by claiming a soul. Mia goes to a bookstore run by a woman named Evelyn and determines that the presence haunting her wants Leah’s soul. Evelyn tells Mia that she had a daughter named Ruby who died in a car accident caused by Evelyn. She was so guilt-ridden that she attempted suicide. However, she claims to have heard Ruby’s voice telling her it wasn’t her time.
The couple contacts their church’s priest, Father Perez, who tries to take the doll with him to church. Annabelle’s ghost attacks him, and the doll disappears. Perez warns John that it was Annabelle’s spirit that caused his injuries. During another attack, Annabelle appears to levitate, but Mia sees the demon holding Annabelle, manipulating its actions. Mia attempts to kill Annabelle and asks him if there is another way, and it says that she can offer him her soul. John and Evelyn break open the door to find Mia ready to jump out the window with Annabelle. John saves Mia; Evelyn takes hold of Annabelle and decides to make the sacrifice, knowing this is the way she can atone for Ruby’s death. Evelyn then jumps out of the window to her death. However, the Annabelle doll disappears.
Six months later, the Forms have moved on and have not seen Annabelle since then. Elsewhere, the mother of one of the girls in the opening scene purchases Annabelle as a gift for her child. The ending text states that the real Annabelle doll resides in a case in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s museum and that it is blessed by a priest twice a month to keep the public safe from the evil that the doll possesses.
The last shot of the film shows the Annabelle doll in the glass case as the camera lingers on it; as if the doll was to make a move before the screen goes black.