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'Annabelle Comes Home' vs '47 Meters Down: Uncaged': Which Horror Movie Looks Worthwhile?

By Jodi Smith | Industry | May 29, 2019 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | May 29, 2019 |


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I knew that the universe of James Wan’s The Conjuring was putting out another Annabelle movie and I accepted it. It makes sense to continue that possessed doll’s journey until she reaches the arms of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) to complete the circle of movies. (Still waiting for an explanation concerning Annabelle’s presence in the underwater home of Aquaman though. [Yes, that’s sarcasm. I understand movie Easter Eggs.])

Yesterday Warner Bros. released the second trailer for Annabelle Comes Home.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of the music box from The Conjuring in the Warrens’ basement of possessed items, meaning that this takes place after those events. But where in the timeline does this story fit? Their daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace) is 10-years-old in this flick, which seems to put the movie after The Conjuring 2 as well. A producer verified this guess, which I should have put in instead of my prattling but now we all have to live with the fact that I WAS CORRECT! WOOHOO!

In other continuation news, the success of the terrible 2017 movie 47 Meters Down — where SPOILER sisters Lisa and Kate (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) die — spawned a sequel. It’s called 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and one would think maybe it involves free-diving with sharks going terribly wrong. One would be partially incorrect.

The film follows the story of four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city, who quickly find themselves in a watery hell as their fun outing turns into heart-stopping fear when they learn they are not alone in the submerged caves. As they swim deeper into the claustrophobic labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.

Is the deadliest shark species in the ocean the illusive and cunning Squatter Shark, inhabiting abandoned cities underwater and leaving their poop all over the place while waiting on strangers to wander into their conclave? Because this movie sounds like it belongs on SyFy under The Asylum banner with Sharknado: THE WHYYYYY.

Wow, it also looks like a mockbuster from The Asylum too. I know I always let my teens venture into the depths of the ocean to explore drowned cities without insisting upon the inclusion of an experienced diving company in the outing. It’s just good parenting.

Hands down, Annabelle Comes Home will get my money (because I have an illness that forces me to watch every movie in that franchise/universe) but 47 Meters Down: Uncaged must wait until it shows up on Netflix or Hulu for me to angrily watch it.



Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.


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