ANNABELLE (2014) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
annabelle (2014) movie
Genre | Horror Thriller
Classification | MA 15+
Running time | 99 minutes
Released | 3 October 2014
Annabelle Wallis ... Mia
Ward Horton ... John
Tony Amendola ... Father Perez
Alfre Woodard ... Evelyn
Kerry O'Malley ... Sharon Higgins
Brian Howe ... Pete Higgins
John R. Leonetti
Gary Dauberman ... (written by)
James Kniest ... director of photography
box office result
North America $84,273,813
Prequel to THE CONJURING (2013).
The characters names 'Mia' and 'John' refer to the lead actors in ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968): Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. This movie is also about a young well to do couple in a luxury apartment having a baby in combination with satanists going for mother and child. The frequent noise of the neighbors in a adjacent apartment is a nod to the same movie.
In the scene when the family is about to leave for church, they show the nursery. In the scene the dolls, including Annabelle, are on the shelves. When they return from church, Mia is unpacking the dolls and putting them on the shelf, and comes across Annabelle in the box.