‘Annabelle’: Binge these scary doll movies before watching ‘The Conjuring 3’
Have you seen The Conjuring 3 yet? The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It came out on June 4th, 2021 and was the third film to The Conjuring horror movie franchise. The film takes us back to the iconic paranormal-expert couple Ed and Lorraine Warren as they take on the case of a bloodied young man who was seen walking down the road and was accused of murder. However, we all know there will be more to the story than that.
While the film is currently out in theaters, it’s also available to stream for those who have an HBO Max subscription. However, why not have a marathon filled with scary doll movies instead of just streaming The Conjuring. If you’re in the mood for a little bit of an early Halloween celebration, then call up your closest friends for a horror movie marathon that is sure to keep you terrified of dolls for life. Check out our scary list here.
Up first on our list of scary doll movies to add to your marathon is of course the classic Annabelle. If you didn’t already know, this supernatural horror film actually serves as a prequel to The Conjuring series, and tells the story of how the terrifying story of the Annabelle doll came to be. We consider this a must-watch before you watch The Conjuring 3 because it’ll give you an insightful background to the franchise.
The story of Annabelle first begins when John Form finds a vintage doll to give to his pregnant wife Mia. However, as we can all expect, the happiness doesn’t last very long as one night, devil worshippers terrorize their home and attack the couple. Upon trying to summon a demon, blood gets onto Mia’s doll, and the story of the hair-raising Annabelle doll officially begins. This film is available on Tubi or with an HBO Max subscription.
Child’s Play (1988)
There are two names that will probably first come to mind when the term “scary doll movies” is mentioned. One name would likely be Annabelle, and the other of course would be the notorious Chucky doll that has been terrifying horror-movie-lovers ever since the 80s. This is why we have to mention the Child’s Play film franchise, and the first movie from the series is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
There have been plenty of Chucky films made after the original Child’s Play movie that came out in 1988, but we’ll just give you the synopsis for the first one so we won’t give too many details away. The story of Chucky all begins after a murderer named Charles Lee Ray is shot by Detective Mike Norris. While dying, the murderer uses black magic to transport his soul inside a doll owned by a young boy. Watch on for all the thrills.
The Boy (2016)
What’s even more scary than a possessed doll are movies about dolls that are possessed by young and vengeful kids who passed away in horrifying ways. If you’re looking for a story like that, The Boy is sure to satisfy your horror-loving needs. This terrifying film first begins when Greta takes a nanny job for an eight-year-old-boy in a remote English village. . . You know stories that start like this never ends well.
Once she gets there though, Greta finds out that the child of her new employers is actually a life-sized doll that is taken care of as if it were a human boy. The couple had been using the doll to cope with the death of their son twenty years ago, and the nanny has to follow some strict rules in taking care of the life-sized doll. What happens next? Very, very terrifying things of course. But you’ll just have to watch the movie to find out.