8 Reasons “Annabelle: The Creation”
is About Stupid People
Making Stupid Choices
By Tim Henares
It’s always been a trope in Western horror films that the villain’s success hinges mainly upon the film’s characters making dumb choices like, say, splitting up, having sex when the villain preys on non-virgins or being black. Well, “Annabelle: The Creation,” the prequel to Annabelle, decided to crank that trope up right on to 11. Here’s how, and obviously, there will be spoilers!
8. The kids keep doing that one thing they’re not supposed to do.
It seems that the easiest way for anyone in this movie to do something is for people to specifically tell them not to do it. Despite being warned to never enter the door barred by the owners, our plucky lead girl still does this very thing, unleashing the horror trapped within the house.
7. Kids playing in traffic. Literally.
No, Bee. You may be cute and all, but that doesn’t excuse you for being fatally stupid. Now, you get run over and used by a malevolent demon out to unleash its wrath upon the world by using your body and memories as a false vessel for their umbrage.
6. Why are people making deals with the devil?!?
I guess we now know where Bee’s stupid genes came from: her frigging parents, who decided to make a deal with the devil to see their kid again. Boy, that wasn’t terribly clever of them, was it?
5. Why do people keep approaching the obviously creepy doll?!?
No, seriously. It’s creepy AF. Why are you even hanging around with it, let alone letting it stare at you with its cold, dead eyes?