★★★☆☆ – Worth a Watch!
Sadly underrated, ‘Annabelle’ is an effective prequel but this depends on how susceptible to inanimate, allegedly supernatural objects you might be. A predisposition to pediophobia will help along the way as well.
The script is basic but strong performances from the two leads and sure-handed direction make this an entertaining film as long as you go in with low expectations and you allow the film’s logic wash over you.
Overall, a lot better than the vast majority of horror films prequels or spin-offs out there.