The Scary Closet never ceases to amaze me each year bringing a slew of unique and scary experiences, panels, and replica puppet props to both Monsterpalooza and Son of Monsterpalooza. The Scary Closet has become an integral part of each show and I was very excited to partake in their Annabelle Comes Home Panel. The cast (and a few monsters) hit the theatre stage for a quick thirty-minute presentation where they discussed the film and gave the audience an opportunity to win a signed, life-size Annabelle Doll created by none other than The Scary Closet.
During the panel when asked about the Annabelle doll, actress Madison Iseman explained, “There are different types of dolls. All of them have different functions. There are literally stunt Annabelles that can be thrown across the room.” The moderator made the comparison to Bruce the Shark in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, “One could go this way, one could go that way,” it was pretty funny! I am sure Annabelle was well behaved in comparison to the monster shark!
When the cast was asked about the part of the Annabelle franchise that was there favorite actress Katie Sarife explained that “James Wann is frickin amazing and he has a really good way of bringing heart into horror.” She also liked that the Warrens were in this installment (they were absent from the previous two films). Little Samara Lee explained that her favorite part of the franchise was the fans. “Because honestly, we wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t for them.” Samara also shared the same love for James Wann with co-star Katie, “James Wann is just amazing, we couldn’t have done this without him.”
Annabelle Comes Home is now available on digital and will release on DVD/Blu-Ray on October 8th. Annabelle Comes Home is the third Annabelle film and I must say that each film just gets better and better. The film was quite frightening and entertaining and I cannot say enough about it, for sure on my top 5 list for the year. The cast did conclude that they would be up for doing another one, fingers crossed that happens. Go ahead and scroll down for some photos from the panel.