In 1943, doll maker Samuel Mullins and his wife Esther grieve for the loss of their seven-year-old daughter Annabelle (Bee).
Twelve years later, the Mullins open their home to provide shelter for Sister Charlotte and six girls left homeless by the closing of their orphanage. That first night, Janice, a young orphan crippled by polio, awakens and sneaks into Bee's bedroom, which has mysteriously become unlocked. She finds a key for Bee's closet and unlocks it, unwittingly releasing the demon, who begins to terrorize the girls, displaying a special interest in Janice.
On the second night, the demon continues to torment Janice, who attempts to get away using a stairlift. Janice is left severely injured when caught by the demon and thrown from the second floor landing to the first floor. The next day, Janice—now confined to a wheelchair—is dragged into a shed. The demon, taking Bee's form, successfully possesses her. One of the other orphans, Janice's best friend Linda, notices changes in her behavior and admits to Samuel that Janice had snuck into Bee's room and found the doll two nights earlier.
Sister Charlotte speaks with the disfigured Esther, who is confined to her bedroom, having had her left eye gouged out by the demon during their initial encounter twelve years earlier. Esther confesses to the nun the truth behind the doll and the hauntings within their home. Sister Charlotte grows increasingly alarmed that the demon will further victimize the girls.
After viciously murdering the Mullins, the demon attacks Sister Charlotte as she attempts to get the girls out of the house. The possessed Janice continues her pursuit of Linda, who hides in Bee's room. Sister Charlotte arrives to stop Janice and locks the girl and the doll in the closet. The next day, police arrive to search the house and its surroundings and find only the doll inside the bedroom closet, which they remove as evidence. Janice has escaped through a hole in the closet wall and relocates to an orphanage in Santa Monica. She now goes by the name "Annabelle" and is adopted by the Higgins family.
|Rating:||R (for horror violence and terror)|
|Directed By:||David F. Sandberg|
|Written By:||Gary Dauberman|
|In Theaters:||Aug 11, 2017 Wide|
|Studio:||New Line Cinema|
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