The original “Child’s Play” movie was released 31 years ago, in 1988. The idea of a child’s life-like doll gaining the ability to think and feel and talk and persuade the human beings around it to do evil was hardly a new idea, even back when the original movie came out. There were at least a couple of original Twilight Zone episodes that played around with this creepy concept. Nonetheless, it does seem to still resonate with many people, all these years later. And I don’t think it is too hard to understand why.
Young children love their dolls. Kids give them voices and names and hug them and feel great comfort in sleeping next to them. Sometimes, if a child is feeling particularly sad or lonely, it is that one special stuffed or plastic person that can re-assure them that it might be rough right now, buddy, but, ultimately, with a little time and a good night’s rest, everything will work out. That special friend, that young person’s doll, will be there forever, and will never le…
Here’s a word rarely used to describe mainstream horror movies: classy. This is exactly how I’d describe Annabelle Comes Home and it’s a favorable attribute to this, one of the best in the growing and mostly great “Conjuring Universe.”