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Inspired by a real-life 1971 exorcism involving renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren — the same couple who later uncovered the Amityville Horror — the film may flaunt its true-story credentials for the sake of lurid immediacy but, like the best of its variety, it has a healthy understanding of its own silliness.
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In the new film’s prologue, which finds a nightmare-faced doll named Annabelle preying on two young nurses, it seems Wan is going for similarly jokey jolts, but it’s something of a red herring.
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