A children’s tea party has never been more horrifying as in the first teaser for “Annabelle 2.”
A petrified, crucifix-holding Miranda Otto looks on as supernatural shaking ensues courtesy of the titular possessed doll. Then comes the spine crack heard round the world.
The film follows a dollmaker and his wife, who decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage. Otto stars in the film alongside Stephanie Sigman.
David Sandberg (“Lights Out”) directs from a script by Gary Dauberman, who wrote the original “Annabelle.” James Wan and Peter Safran producing. “Annabelle” — a spinoff to Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring” — grossed more than $256 million worldwide in 2014 on a $6.5 million budget.
The doll first appeared in “The Conjuring” as one of the demonized objects in paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s collection.
Warner Bros. will release “Annabelle 2” on May 17. 2017.