After seeing the demonic, killer Annabelle doll from the horror hit Annabelle: Creation, do you have the desire to spend the night with the real thing?
You can. Just get invited to Annabelle: Creation director David Sandberg’s house for the evening. He keeps Annabelle in the guest bedroom.
Oh, and sleep tight.
We thought Sandberg was kidding when he told us about his doll placement in his office, which serves as his guest bedroom. But he wasn’t joking. Sandberg even sent us a picture.
“Whenever we have guests, they don’t seem to want to have her,” Sandberg said.
Actually, Sandberg has one of three Annabelle dolls from the Annabelle:Creation which easily took the box office last weekend and which passed the $100 million worldwide mark this weekend.
Sandberg says there was one Annabelle doll used before the wooden creation was possessed (that was all of one key shot in the movie). The second doll handled much of the filming load as the possessed Annabelle — with crazy, dark eyes.
The third one was the stunt double doll.
“So when we throw Annabelle in the well and stuff like that, we used that version. And that’s the one I kept,” said Sandberg.
Great, so you’ve tossed the doll around for months, and now she’s sitting in the office/bedroom plotting her revenge. Be warned.
The “real” Annabelle doll on which the movie franchise is based is a rather pathetic looking Raggedy Ann doll complete with button eyes and floppy red yarn hair. This original gangster Annabelle is the cuddly-looking centerpiece to the Occult Museum in Monroe, Conn.
The Annabelle doll had to be transformed into an evil-looking creation for her first appearance in James Wan’s The Conjuring.
Sandberg says he did come home to find some destruction after placing his Annabelle doll in her new spot. But nothing too serious. Yet.
“There were things falling from the ceiling. So that was weird,” said Sandberg. “But she’s been behaving so far … at least when I’ve been around.”