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|Children under 16||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and language|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Annabelle Comes Home|
|Consumer advice lines:||Horror themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This third movie in the Annabelle series finds paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Loraine Warren (Vera Formiga) wrapping up a case involving Annabelle. They decide to bring the doll back to their house and lock her in a room in a special case designed to contain the evil she possesses. When they have to go off to work on another case they enlist the help of their trusty babysitter Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) to look after their daughter Judy (McKenna Grace). A newspaper article explaining the work the Warrens do has recently been published causing no end of drama for Judy who faces ostracism from her peers and enlightening Mary Ellen’s friend Daniela (Katie Sarife), who blames herself for her father’s untimely death and who takes the opportunity to visit and see if there is anything useful in the house that could help her contact her father. Despite Mary Ellen and Judy’s warnings and with a little demonic help Daniela finds her way into the forbidden chamber where she unwittingly releases Annabelle who unleashes all the forces of hell contained in that room to help her on her ultimate quest to possess a soul. With the help of the neighbour boy Bob (Michael Cimino) the girls must survive the night and try to recapture Annabelle before she destroys them all.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Death of a parent, ghost and demon hunting, communicating with the dead, items and people being possessed.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
There is a TV screen in the room that Daniela is locked in that shows a few moments into the future and it repeatedly shows Daniela the terror that is in store for her. When she can’t take any more she turns her back to it and is huddled over in terror. The screen shows that she will answer the phone and that the moment she does she will meet a violent and bloody death. Then the actual phone begins to ring, Daniela slowly moves towards it reaching out to answer it. She is stopped in the nick of time by Judy and Mary Ellen.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some minor sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Annabelle Comes Home is a horror film based on the real life accounts of Ed and Lorraine Warren. While the plot is fairly predictable, the characters are solid and there are plenty of jump scares that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The main messages from this movie are that good will ultimately triumph over evil, that not all ghosts are bad and that some things are better left alone.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as
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