Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of The Conjuring from 2013.
The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, in 1968, in which young man and two young women are telling Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle they believe to be haunted.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle.