Here’s the first trailer for David F. Sandberg’s The Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle: Creation!

The first Annabelle film didn’t fare so well with critics. Personally, I found it enjoyable, if an unmemorable installment to what’s now being branded as The Conjuring Universe. But David F. Sandberg impressed critics and audiences with last summer’s Lights Out, giving us renewed faith in Annabelle: Creation. Best case, we’re hoping this will be a Ouija: Origin of Evil Scenario where the prequel film far surpasses the original, rewrites the rules, and gives us a bunch of clever setpieces.

Annabelle: Creation returns on August 11th, 2017.

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