Annabelle is indeed a 2014 supernatural horror movie directed by John R. Leonetti and written by Gary Dauberman, with Peter Safran and James Wan serving as producers. It is a precursor to 2013’s The Conjuring as well as the sequel to the Conjuring Universe series. The film was inspired by Ed and Lorraine Warren’s narrative about a doll named Annabelle. Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, and Alfre Woodard feature in the picture.
Shortly after The Conjuring’s release, a spin-off centring on the origins of the Annabelle doll featured in the film was announced, owing to the film’s international box office success and good reaction to the doll’s representation. In January 2014, principal photography began in Los Angeles.
Annabelle had its world debut on September 29, 2014, there at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, and also was distributed theatrically inside the United States on October 3, 2014, by Warner Bros. Pictures as well as New Line Cinema. Annabelle got mainly unfavourable reviews from reviewers, with many believing the picture was inferior to its predecessor, but it was still a box office triumph, generating over $257 million against a production budget of $6.5 million. Annabelle: Creation, a prequel, was published on August 11, 2017. Annabelle Comes Home, a sequel, was published on June 26, 2019.
This movie is a spin-off of the 2013 horror movie The Conjuring, and it focuses on the origins of the Annabelle doll from that movie. The movie was shot to stand alone, but that was made to appeal to fans of The Conjuring who were already aware of the previous picture. According to Backstage.com, the picture was among the first under a new Warner Bros. as well as New Line Cinema approach “that capitalises on the built-in fan bases for successful movies, enabling for fewer expenses as well as production time with a larger reward on the back end.”
On January 27, 2014, principal photography began at The Book Shop in Covina, California. On February 25, 2014, production resumed at a Los Angeles County apartment on South Normandie Avenue, in which the 55-member team filmed for several days. The Annabelle set was “haunted,” according to director Leonetti and producer Safran, who believe “supernatural things” occurred there. The performers were always conscious of their emotional journeys because the footage was shot throughout the sequence.
Joseph Bishara was hired to create the movie’s soundtrack on April 24, 2014. On September 30, 2014, WaterTower Music published the soundtrack CD.