WHO’S IN IT?

Stephanie Sigman (War on Everyone), Talitha Bateman (Nine Lives), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher), Tayler Buck (film debut), Anthony LaPaglia (Balibo), Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings), Mark Bramhall (Vanilla Sky), Adam Bartley (Armed Response), Alicia Vela-Bailey (Lights Out)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), director; Gary Dauberman (Annabelle), writer; Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and James Wan (Insidious: Chapter 3), producers; Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures), composer; Maxime Alexandre (The Hills Have Eyes), cinematographer; Michel Aller (The Boy Next Door), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A doll-maker (LaPaglia) and his wife (Otto), twenty years after the unexpected death of their daughter Annabelle (Lee), decide to open their house to a nun (Sigman) and several girls from a closed-down orphanage. However, the doll-maker’s possessed creation, named after their daughter, has set her sights on the orphan girls and makes their lives a living hell…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The creepy Annabelle doll from the Conjuring movies may not have had a particularly effective solo film first time around, but the sequel – directed by Lights Out’s David F. Sandberg – should deliver the scares that the previous one didn’t.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017