Annabelle Comes Home Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions

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Following the success of the first Conjuring movie in 2013, Warner Bros wasted no time in delivering a spinoff. 2014’s Annabelle explored the origins of the doll that demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren dealt with at the beginning of The Conjuring. Three years later, Annabelle: Creation turned back the clock even further on the entity’s past, but the latest movie, Annabelle Comes Home, takes us back to the Conjuring-era time period.

We’re a little over a week away away from Annabelle Comes Home being released in theaters, but social media reactions for the third Annabelle movie are now coming in. Starting off, CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg commended Annabelle Comes Home for both its story and scares, marking another solid entry for the Conjuring franchise.

Excited I can now say Annabelle Comes Home is excellent - solidifying the trilogy as a rare one that improves with each sequel. The cast is fantastic, the monster mayhem is surprisingly clever, and the whole experience is just super fun. It's a big win for The Conjuring Universe.

Erik Davis from Fandango was also complimentary towards Annabelle Comes Home, calling it the horror equivalent of 1987’s Adventures in Babysitting.

Annabelle Comes Home is like Adventures in Babysitting as a horror movie, and it's a damn good time. The scares are never repetitive, the humor is on point & there are plenty of creepy entities to freak you out. Plus, I love movies where it's up to the babysitter to save the day

Dread Central’s Jonathan Barkan didn’t go into as much detail with his take on Annabelle Comes Home, but suffice it to say he enjoyed the threequel too.

… I loved this movie. Had a genuine blast with it and I can't recommend it enough!

Silas Lesnick from Moviebill was also a fan of Annabelle Comes Home across the board, which is good to hear for the horror fans out there looking for some cinematic frights this summer.

I'm thrilled to report that Annabelle Comes Home is great! It has a smart script, fantastic performances and it expands the Conjuring universe in some really clever ways. Mostly, though, it's just a ton of fun!

Finally, Inverse’s Eric Francisco felt that Annabelle Comes Home effectively establishes the Conjuring franchise as the best of the horror movie universes.

Annabelle Comes Home is an atmospheric thrill that cements The Conjuring franchise as THE horror movie universe to reckon with. There's plenty more than just parlour tricks in the Warrens' forbidden room than you might expect.

Feel free to look around for other Annabelle Comes Home reactions online, but going off these comments, it looks like not only is the movie enjoyable on its own, it’s the best of the Annabelle trilogy and one of the most solid entries in the entire Conjuring franchise.

Set shortly after The Conjuring’s opening scene, Annabelle Comes Home sees the doll awakening the evil spirits in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s artifacts room and targeting the Warrens’ daughter, Judy, and her babysitters, Mary Ellen and Daniela. Along with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising Ed and Lorraine, respectively, the cast includes Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Stephen Blackheart, Steve Coulter, Samara Lee and Paul Dean.

Annabelle Comes Home scares its way into theaters on June 26. If you’re curious about what other movies come out later this year, head to our 2019 release schedule.

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