This supernatural horror movie is skyrocketing on Netflix

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When you think of cinematic universes, Marvel and DC are probably the first that come to mind. But those aren’t the only franchises that have spawned shared universes on the big screen. One most horror movie fans will likely be familiar with is The Conjuring Universe, which started in 2013 with James Wan. Conspiracy. There have since been eight films in this cinematic universe, and one of those films – Annabelle: Creation – is currently making waves on Netflix.

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Annabelle: Creation is now streaming on Netflix

Monday, Annabelle: Creation jumped to seventh place on Netflix’s Top 10 list, edging out tons of new original content. It’s also the second most popular movie on Netflix, just behind the new Netflix Original romantic comedy, The royal treatment.

Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in this shared universe, but one of the first chronologically. It’s the prequel to annabellereleased in 2014. Both take place years before Conspiracyand they each focus on the doll that made her first appearance in the original film.

If you want to know more about the movie before you jump in, here’s the official synopsis. You can also watch the trailer below, which is rightly terrifying:

Former toymaker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls to their California farm. Years earlier, the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when a child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.

Interestingly, although critics weren’t impressed with the first annabelle film, the prequel was highly praised. It is certified fresh with a score of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes with 190 reviews. Not quite as high as Conspiracy and its sequel, but still far superior to most horror films.

More horror movies on Netflix

If the creepy doll intrigues you, you’re in luck. Both Conspiracy and The Conjuring 2 are also streaming on Netflix now. At the very least, you should probably watch the original before diving into the sequels and prequels. The original also received excellent reviews from critics and fans, with both scores over 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

If you’re looking for beloved horror movies outside of The Conjuring Universe, Netflix has plenty to scare you. I’m not a huge horror fan myself, but I enjoyed it Crawl and creep 2. These are some of the low-budget horror movies you’ll ever see, but they’re incredibly effective. If, like me, you’re not interested in violent ghosts, monsters and dolls, you might want to give Crawl A try. The first movie in particular manages to keep you hooked despite a cast of just two actors. Mark Duplass does such a good job playing a sociopath that it’s hard to see him as anything else. So maybe don’t watch this if you’re gorging yourself The morning show on Apple TV Plus.

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