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'Annabelle' Doll Movie, Trailer & Release Date 2014: 'The Conjuring' Prequel Features Evil Toy With Haunted Origins

First Posted: Sep 23, 2014 05:08 PM EDT
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Do you like to collect rare, vintage dolls? Well, you might consider getting a new hobby after you see the latest horror movie, "Annabelle," from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, set to hit theaters Oct. 3.

Directed by John R. Leonetti, who has previously directed "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," and produced by James Wan, director of "The Conjuring" and "Saw," "Annabelle" is a spin-off of 2013 box office hit "The Conjuring."

With Halloween just around the corner, it's a fitting time to get in the spirit as the film will take the audience back to the haunted origins of the doll, Annabelle.

"John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia -- a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long," according to Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema.

"On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now ... Annabelle."

"Annabelle" stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O´Malley, Brian Howe, Tony Amendola and Eric Ladin.

In an exclusive "Annabelle" video featurette created exclusively for the Hispanic market, actor Tony Amendola, who plays "Father Perez," shared his thoughts on the evil doll, as well as a Latino "Curandero," otherwise known as a spiritualist and a healer, and a Latino reverend.

"The hair, the dress, it's sort of creepy. and it's those eyes. ... They are demon eyes," Amendola said. "Sometimes demons can attach themselves to objects."

Amendola commands the big screen. His acting roles have included appearances opposite Johnny Depp in "Blow," Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in "The Mask of Zorro," and his TV guest star roles include "The West Wing," "The Practice" and "Judging Amy," and a role on "Stargate SG-1" as Master Bra-Tac (a Jaffa Obi-Wan), among others.

"There are various representations of evil," said Salvador Gata, a Curandero), "and in this film, Annabelle represents evil."

"I love horror films because the human soul is always at risk," said Rev. Jose Castillo of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. "You should never deny the existence of evil."

Check out the spooky "Annabelle" featurette. The film hits theaters Friday, Oct. 3.

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