JacWac’s review published on Letterboxd:
Back from the dead of my review writing to deliver my brand new edit: "Annabelle: Epilogue"! Basically, it's the first Annabelle movie, but now it's an epilogue for Annabelle: Creation.
David F. Sandberg's Annabelle: Creation (this film) just released last Friday, and many people want/wanted to know whether or not they should watch the first Annabelle. Many people answered with no, as the film got critically panned upon release, and is generally not discussed by audiences. But then you have to explain the ending of Creation, or search up what it means on the Internet. The solution? Annabelle: Epilogue!
The actual plot of Annabelle is disregarded entirely here, but the beginning and very end are used to give Creation proper finality.
Now you don't have to sit through 99 minutes to understand the end! Only 15 minutes after you watch Annabelle: Creation! (I highly recommend it, it was very good!)
So, please enjoy!