Annabelle: Creation: music by Benjamin Wallfisch (CD review).

All I’m really aware of about the horror film ‘Annabelle: Creation’ (2017) is it’s about a possessed doll out to do some damage to some orphaned girls. That’s all right, as I’m only here to listen to the soundtrack. Oddly, much of the early tracks are played low, no doubt to build up to the action to come. Be careful with how you handle ‘Bee’s Photo’. From thereon, you’ll be looking over your shoulder.

Actually, you’ll find you’ll be doing that a lot as the tracks build up to a crescendo, no doubt designed to follow the pace of the film and whatever happens to the characters. Much of this is mood music but its orchestral feel shows it wasn’t there to necessarily follow the film beats and should be taken seriously. If you don’t, Annabelle will come and remind you.

Alas, the four page booklet centres only on the orchestra and tracks and a few photos from the film.

GF Willmetts

August 2017

(pub: Silva Records SILCD1551. 48 minute CD 24 tracks and 4 page booklet. Price: £ 8.99 (UK) – it’s cheaper to buy from them direct)

check out website: www.silvascreenmusic.com


Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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