Halloween Prompt

Alexa Garcia, Newspaper Staff Member

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Which Halloween monster or movie character do you think is the scariest? Why?  

personally think the movie character that scares me the most is Anabelle. Annabelle is a real Raggedy Ann doll who is inhabited by an unnatural spirit. The doll appears in several movies that include Annabelle Comes Home, Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle, The Conjuring, and The Conjuring 2.  

The true story behind the movie Annabelle is that the doll was actually a birthday present given by a mother to her daughter. Donna was a nursing student who was turning twenty-eight when she received this doll from her mother. Donna’s mother purchased this doll in 1970 at a hobby store. Time started to go by and Donna and her roommate, Angie, started noticing that the doll appeared in different potions and different places they had not left it in. Donna’s friend, Lou, did not like the doll and would insist Donna to get rid of it. Not long after that, Donna and her friends started noticing pieces of parchment paper around the apartment with messages that had writing that said, “Help Us” or “Help Lou”. In some instances, Donna found the doll covered in a red liquid substance that appeared to be blood. A month after these unusual incidents began, Donna and Angie contacted a medium and held a seance with the doll. The medium then revealed to the girls that the doll was possessed by the spirit of a young girl named Annabelle Higgins. Annabelle Higgins died as a little girl in the same property Donna’s apartments was later constructed. The medium said that Donna and Angie made Annabelle feel loved and all she wanted was to stay. The girls felt bad for the little girl and gave permission for the spirit to live inside the doll. Everything seemed fine at the apartment, however, one-night Lou heard noises coming from one of the bedrooms in the apartment. Afraid that someone was trying to break into the apartment he went to investigate and found Annabelle in the corner of the room sitting on the floor. That same night Lou decided to stay at the apartment with Donna and Angie. Lou woke up that night to a strangling sensation, he found the doll suddenly next to him. The three were convinced that something was not right with the doll. At this point, Donna decided to contact a priest. The priest than decided to contact Ed and Lorraine Warren. Ed and Lorraine Warren determined the doll was being manipulated by a demonic spirit who was using the doll to look for a human host. The girls asked Ed and Lorraine Warren to take the doll with them and when they did, they claimed the car swerved on its own and the brakes kept failing. When the doll arrived at the Warren’s home the doll kept moving places on its own. A special case was built for the doll with a sign that reads “Warning: Positively Do Not Open” where she remains till this day. Visitors who make fun of the doll or mock her all experience fatal accidents. Today, Annabelle is being kept in the Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut where people can see her in person.  

Annabelle is the scariest movie character to me because she is based on a true-life story. There is actually a true story behind Annabelle. It is too much of a coincidence that every person that tries to mock her end up with a fatal tragedy. Also, I personally find dolls very creepy. Annabelle is not a thing I would like to mess around with.