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Anna (2017) - Film Review

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by Nessa123 (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published June 25th 2019
She wants your soul
Anna, Doll, Evil Doll, Possessed Doll, Haunted Doll, The Doll, Annabelle, Horror, Horror Doll, Killer Doll, Scary Doll, Gerald Crum, Michael Crum, Princess Jasmine, Psychic, Kristin Cochell, Disney Princess, Disney, Princess, Witch, Paranormal, Paranormal Museum, Museum
Anna the doll wants your soul


Anna, written by Gerald Crum (Lake Fear and Fall Of Grace), who also stars in the film, and directed by Michael Crum (2014's The Doll and Across Stars) is a horror-comedy, which is far more comedy than it is horror. It is about a haunted doll, which causes a lot of strife for the two men; Jacob, played by Justin Duncan (Cherokee Creek and Neon Days) and Shawn, played by Gerald Crum, who stupidly make the decision to steal her from a paranormal museum, to try to increase their views and popularity online.

Anna, Doll, Evil Doll, Possessed Doll, Haunted Doll, The Doll, Annabelle, Horror, Horror Doll, Killer Doll, Scary Doll, Gerald Crum, Michael Crum, Princess Jasmine, Psychic, Kristin Cochell, Disney Princess, Disney, Princess, Witch, Paranormal, Paranormal Museum, Museum
Jacob and Shawn plotting away


The movie is a feature version of the filmmakers previous short from 2014 called The Doll.

Unfortunately the doll only has an interest in tormenting and taking the souls of females, so they take it upon themselves to bring women to Anna, including the beautiful "Princess Jasmine" played by Kristin Cochell (200 Degrees and Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda). No, not the Disney Princess, but instead is an incredible psychic, who is unfortunately tricked into communicating with the demon which possesses the doll.

Anna, Doll, Evil Doll, Possessed Doll, Haunted Doll, The Doll, Annabelle, Horror, Horror Doll, Killer Doll, Scary Doll, Gerald Crum, Michael Crum, Princess Jasmine, Psychic, Kristin Cochell, Disney Princess, Disney, Princess, Witch, Paranormal, Paranormal Museum, Museum
Beware of Anna the doll


This film is really made for filmmakers, who will be in stitches over all the hilarious film rules which are broken throughout; ie. a series of "bad edits", mistakes in the script and even a scene in which a boom mic cable is clearly visible, which are all intentional. Anyone with a keen eye for film will find it enjoyable and probably cringe-worthy to spot them all!

Anna, Doll, Evil Doll, Possessed Doll, Haunted Doll, The Doll, Annabelle, Horror, Horror Doll, Killer Doll, Scary Doll, Gerald Crum, Michael Crum, Princess Jasmine, Psychic, Kristin Cochell, Disney Princess, Disney, Princess, Witch, Paranormal, Paranormal Museum, Museum
Don't mess with Anna


Even if you're not a filmmaker, there is still a lot of great and silly humour throughout, with a lot of funny lines and scenarios, mostly aimed towards those in their teens and those who are young at heart.

The horror scenes are well executed, however as someone with no fear of dolls, I did not find them scary, but this film could potentially be terrifying for anyone with a true phobia of them.

Anna, Doll, Evil Doll, Possessed Doll, Haunted Doll, The Doll, Annabelle, Horror, Horror Doll, Killer Doll, Scary Doll, Gerald Crum, Michael Crum, Princess Jasmine, Psychic, Kristin Cochell, Disney Princess, Disney, Princess, Witch, Paranormal, Paranormal Museum, Museum
Did somebody say sequel?




Anna is gaining quite a little cult following at the moment and its sequel Anna 2 is currently in production!

Anna is not yet rated, but would not be suitable for those under the age of 15.

3.5/10

For more horror-comedies check out:
Child's Play (2019)
Curse of the Pink Panties
Meow (2008)
Transylvania Twist
Orgy of the Dead
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner
The Greasy Strangler
The Gingerdead Man
Ice Scream: The ReMix
Sightseers
Piranha (1978)
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