Annabelle 2 is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by David F Sandberg.
Starring Miranda Otto, Philippa Coulthard and Stephanie Sigman.
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his
wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
The new horror film Annabelle 2: Creation was scheduled to debut in Lebanon
this past weekend but authorities decided to pull the film from theaters because clergy found it offensive to the Christian faith.
According to Lebanese daily Annahar, movie theaters throughout the country were asked to hold off on running the
film for further deliberation because Christian leaders took issue with some of its scenes. Cinemacity, however, confirmer that the film was definitely blocked and will in fact not be screened in the country at all.
The movie was reportedly
screened for the General Security's Censorship Bureau earlier in the month and then was passed on to the censorship committee. Annahar reported that Catholic Priests Fr. Abdu Abu Kasm and Fr. Athanasius Shahwan were both present at the censorship
committee's screening. Father Shahwan had the final word and he demanded that the film be blocked over scenes that are considered offensive to Christian faith.
The specific scenes in question were not mentioned but many believe the objection comes
from the fact that nuns are the ones being victimized in the movie's plot.