"Annabelle" Interview With Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton
Latin Times had the chance to sit down with the stars of the new supernatural thriller “Annabelle.” Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton revealed their own superstitions about the demonic doll. Warner Bros Pictures/New Line Cinema

“Would you sleep in the same room as the doll, Annabelle, the real one from Connecticut?” Latin Times asked “Annabelle” stars Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton. “How tired am I?” quips Wallis. Horton scratches his head and gives his co-star a side glance. “You would not sleep with the doll. Why would you do that?” he jokes back at her. “I like to cuddle,” says Wallis.

This cute interaction between Wallis and Horton gives you a small window into the incredible chemistry the pair have onscreen. It’s a bit more dramatic and less light-hearted because, of course, “Annabelle” is a horror movie. But the two of them onscreen together is one of the biggest assets of the film. Wallis, who ironically has the same first name as the doll, plays an expecting mother named Mia recently married to John (Horton) who plays a young medical student. The pair really make you believe their loving relationship and make you feel their horror even more.

The scariest aspect of the story of “Annabelle” is that the doll is actually real. Although, the one they used in the movie was just a production doll, the real doll is held in an occult museum in Connecticut. It is visited by a priest twice per month who blesses the doll. Wallis and Horton admitted that this was enough to keep people on set on edge when the doll was around. The cast and crew even reported several strange things happening during production of the movie.

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman recalled one such incident when they were filming the home invasion scene: “The cultists are summoning a demon in a bloody ritual involving a rune. It was very intense and dark and violent. We finished at 5:30 a.m. in the morning, and I when I woke up later in the afternoon, right above me on the ceiling in my bedroom was that rune -- that distinctive looking A. Could sunlight have been reflecting off a lamp? Sure. But I have never seen it since. It definitely unnerved me. A lot.” Horton also recalled his medicine cabinet falling off the wall, just before he shot a similar scene in the movie a little later. Scared yet? Catch “Annabelle” in theaters this weekend. It premieres Friday.

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