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No, The Crooked Man Wasn’t CGI in ‘The Conjuring 2’

With today’s announcement that The Conjuring 2 character The Crooked Man will next be getting his own “Conjuring Universe” spinoff film, we’ve once again been inundated with a flood of comments that have left us frustrated. What am I talking about? Well, ever since The Conjuring 2 was released last year, many have criticized the CGI that was used to bring the Crooked Man to the screen… only, CGI actually wasn’t used at all.

Oddly enough, it was exactly one year ago that I wrote a piece here on BD about creature performer Javier Botet, who played the Crooked Man in The Conjuring 2. One of the main goals of the piece was to let everyone know that it was Botet who brought the creepy character to life rather than CGI; alas, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

The Conjuring 2 director James Wan once again took to Twitter earlier tonight to set fans straight, hopefully clearing this whole thing up once and for all…

Crooked Man’s unnatural walk in C2 isn’t CGI,” @CreepyPuppet tweeted. “It was shot in slow mo with walking backwards, then sped up in editing and reversed.”

You may not like the character, but he was NOT computer-generated. Case closed.



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