The 2013 horror movie The Conjuring was the unlikeliest expanded universe candidate of the final decade, a haunted home film with true-crime historic roots and a largely finite ending. However that’s why they pay director-producer James Wan (Noticed, Livid 7) is a professional.
After a direct sequel, The Conjuring 2, and a derivative, Annabelle, and a derivative sequel, Annabelle: Creation, the mythological purview of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren expands as soon as once more this September with The Nun, who followers will bear in mind as the principle antagonist in The Conjuring 2.
The Nun’s standalone whisks audiences again in time to a convent tucked away in a Romanian citadel. After one of many nuns takes her personal life beneath mysterious pretenses, “a priest with a haunted previous” (Demian Bichir) and “a novitiate on the brink of her closing vows” (Taissa Farmiga, sister of The Conjuring’s Vera Farmiga, regardless of her character not being the sister of Lorraine Warren) examine what the Hell is occurring within the dimly lit hallways of their abbey. The ghost they meet is… not pleasant.
In The Conjuring 2, the haunting presence turned out to be Valac, an precise demon (“precise” in response to the 17th century grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon) who’s a bigwig down within the underworld. The Nun seems to keep up the lore, whereas the trailer hints at a lot of creepy Latin phrases mumbled by religious non secular figures who’re in over their heads. And in the event you “MAKE SURE YOU WATCH UNTIL THE VERY END” because the teaser instructs, you’ll get double the Nun scares. Why would Valac accept one habit-wearing bodily manifestation when it might seem as two habit-wearing bodily manifestations? For this reason we sequel.
Directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a script by Gary Dauberman (It), The Nun slips into theaters on Sept. 7.