Annabelle : Creation (2017)

Annabelle : Creation – Wasn’t a patch on its predecessor. Yes there were a very jumps and scares, but you could count them on one hand. Director David F. Sandberg got the era and mood right, with a few creepy moments and an eerie backstory, but the freaky feelings didn’t linger like they did in the first one.



Lights out (2016)

What could have been a very scary film turned out to be a tepid attempt at creating fear. While the basic premise was good, and they stayed away from the usual mumbo jumbo which scars horror movies, it didn’t work.

Director David F. Sandberg has used a universal fear premise with good technique without resorting to too much special effects, but served the cursory scare menu. The result? A few jumps and lights on.