Which recent horror production was scarier? Child’s Play or Annabelle Comes Home?

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**WARNING, THE FOLLOWING BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS**

The ambiance of movie theatres across the country has been bursting with bloodcurdling terror as two new installments joined the dreaded library within the horror genre. The Child’s Play (June 21) remake and the most recent chapter in the Conjuring Universe, Annabelle Comes Home (June 26) brings a mix of suspense and laughs to believers in supernatural occult. Needless to say, while each film presents its own bizarre story about killer dolls plotting revenge, fans still grasp at the edge of their seats taking in the fresh, unpredictability of the genre. But the real question is, which chilling, cinematic flick is a more startling specter?

A review of Child’s Play

It has been over 30 years since the original Child’s Play film was released, so, horror scriptwriters have dipped their pens into the ink of nostalgia to create another iconic installment.

In our opinion, the modern-day retelling was partially an imitation, since it did cover the same main points of the novel feature — Andy Barclay receives a doll named Chucky as a present from his mom, the sinister toy becomes a problem and he goes on a murderous rampage — although how the story segues from A to B is what sets the two films apart.

What we found most shocking about the remake was that nothing supernatural actually occurred. In fact, the plot failed to follow the hair-raising tale of a cursed, voodoo-chanting serial killer and instead rewrote a story about a piece of artificial intelligence. Notably, the sociopathic murderer is far scarier than a robot going rogue. Nevertheless, the Buddi doll (not Good Guy doll) was the result of a mere upset factory worker neglecting to program the standard safety and non-violent features within the doll. It kind of takes away the aura of magic that the franchise casts. And while there were a few other notable changes, the most powerful one is represented through the obvious change in times. Today’s society is much more in tune to technology, allowing to play a role in how the retelling framed the Chucky doll as a technological robot that was designed to improve our lives. Although, in our opinion, it will not be easy for fans to miss the volatility and gory backstory that’s represented in the many alarming horror collectibles currently on the market. Easily put, a smarter, more advanced Chucky leads to a duller, less scary plot.

A review of Annabelle Comes Home

In only six years The Conjuring Universe has managed to carve their horror installments into chilling genre classics, although, Annabelle has been spotlighted as an eerie-sistable fan favorite. Based on a true story, the real Annabelle doll is kept inside the famous occult museum that was once run by paranormal researchers, Ed and Lorraine Warren. All the installments within the franchise fluidly depicted the real history of Annabelle.

The newest film, however, adds something very different to the mix of supernatural flicks. In fact, Annabelle Comes Home is a riveting addition and quite frankly, the scariest one yet. Embodying all the jump scares, creepy, signature effects and ghostly, drawn-out scenes are all elements that true horror lover’s dream of. After all, isn’t it enticing to watch a movie where around every corner, something goes bump in the night?

Situated in time after The Conjuring, the Annabelle doll is now sitting “safely” behind a locked glass door in the home of the Warrens. Of course, there’s a new, foolish character that decides that they’re brave enough to mess with supernatural forces. Upon entering the room that contains alluring items of the occult, the Annabelle doll is awakened to abrupt a stir of terror within the rooms of the home. Needless to say, you can really feel the grim fear that intensifies when multiple evil spirits begin to terrorize the young, impressionable characters. The best part is that the newest film provides a dim-witted relief trickled within the suspenseful story giving the flick some gentle humor.

So, which installment is scarier? For us, we can’t decide! Now, it’ll be up to you to watch each film and see for yourself.

Do you own any Child’s Play or Annabelle horror collectibles? Drop a comment below to start a conversation about your collection.

These 4 frightening horror films can be expected on the big screen this year

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While there are many horror-ific things that our souls anticipate as we cross over into the realm of a new year, long-awaited horror films that are expected to hit the big screen are of the utmost importance for those who are in tune with their otherworldly nature. So, let’s take a spell-binding journey into the future, rev up our horror lovin’ hearts and get simply thrilled with chills and excitement at what 2019 has in store for horror films.

It: Chapter 2

This highly anticipated sequel with have heads turning in 2019. Now that it’s been 27 years since the town of Derry, Maine was terrorized by the supernatural creature Pennywise, the grown up Loser’s Club members are being forced to return after a death of a friend, honoring their pact made in blood. Since IT: Chapter 1 took the spot as the highest grossing horror film ever made, IT: Chapter 2 might be worth seeing if you love clowns, mystery or a twist of fate.

Pet Sematary

As another Stephen King novel to come alive on the big screen next year, this modern-day reboot may even give the original a run for its money. Taking a more supernatural approach to the haunted woods, rather than a simple old wives tale about a powerful burial ground, this new horror film carefully follows the plot of its original counterpart aside from a few spook-tacular added touches. It looks absolutely terrifying!

Child’s Play

Another reboot that comes to life in 2019 will take you back to the good ol’ days of 1980s seat-clenching thrillers. This horror film aims to bring back the flair from the original Child’s Play film, but with a touch of modernity. The Good Guy Chucky Doll will have the same awesomely distasteful personality and even the same hair, clothing and old-fashioned feel to his appearance. Now, that’s a reboot worth getting in line for!

Happy Death Day 2U

Sticking with the theme of highly anticipated reboots and sequels, Happy Death Day 2U will have horror fans quickly re-watching it’s popular prequel before this thrilling horror film has a chance to hit the theatres. This killer comeback re-enters the time loop with an interesting twist of fate from the original film. Valentines Day 2019 will forever be remembered as Happy Death Day 2U!

Are there any other horror films that are premiering in 2019 that you absolutely can’t wait to watch? Tell us in the comments section below.

Bring the darkness to your desk with these hair-raising horror must-haves

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horror desk decor

Your desk at home or work is your area to represent your personality. While most people enjoy decorating this space with colorful calendars and family photos, you are more unique than most people. Why not show off who you truly are and cloak your cubicle with dreadfully awesome horror desk decor?

The Walking Dead Blood-Splattered Heat-Change Coffee Mug

It takes the ultimate dead-ication to represent your love for all things horror. Showcase that infatuation as you sip your morning coffee in this Walking Dead coffee mug. All the ghouls at the office will be jealous once it heats up and changes to a bloodcurdling mess. So sit back, stare off into your computer screen and try not to take a megaBITE out of this fearsome mug. Seriously… it’s not edible.  

Horror Series 1 Pop! Pen

If you’re not the type of person that spends their days clicking away at a keyboard, then maybe a frightening pen topper would be better suited for your line of work. Choose from your favorite creepy characters — Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Chucky or Freddy Krueger — and slaughter your way through all your tiresome writing assignments.

Funko Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas – Sally

Who needs the pumpkin king when you can have patchwork Sally sitting on your desk? Relish in the details of Dr. Finklestein’s ragdoll creation and use your imagination to transport yourself to Halloween Town. If you fall asleep at work…don’t worry. Just blame it on Sally for slipping you some deadly nightshade.

Nightmare on Elm Street – Body Knocker – Freddy

Good thing summer is upon us. This gruesome Freddy body knocker is powered by solar energy! As the ultimate element to add to your horror desk decor, you can enjoy hours of spook-tacular shaking from side-to-side with your favorite nightmare lurking villain.

Which item will you be adding to your desk? Tell us about it in the comments section below.