As part of New Line’s ScareDiego panel at SDCC, new footage from Corin Hardy‘s The Nun was shown off, and our own Rafael Motamayor was on hand to recap the footage that hasn’t yet made its way online. During the panel, Hardy also told a creepy story from the filming of the The Nun in a Romanian castle, which he dug deeper into during a chat with Cinema Blend.
According to Hardy, two ghosts oversaw the filming of the Conjuring Universe’s darkest chapter…
“We were shooting in a real Romanian fortress… it was used to store weapons… like an old bunker,” Hardy told the site. “Everyone was a bit unnerved by it. Pitch dark tunnels you could get lost in. So when we shot this sequence… it was called the corridor of crosses, and it was a two hundred foot long corridor… deep, dark, dank. Where I was situated, I had to be out of camera shot, so I was in one of these cells… literally a door from the corridor into a pitch black room. I see these two guys from the crew, probably sound department, just sort of sitting back a little further in the dark. I said hi. I was focused on the film. I turned my back and sat with my back to these two guys. And I was watching the monitors.”
Hardy continued, “Half an hour later… I finally got the shot… I got up and turned to the two men and said, ‘Did you see that?’ And I turned around and… there was just no one in the room. And there hadn’t been anyone in there at all. There’s nowhere they could’ve come out of. I saw them on the way in. I just felt that they were there the whole time.”
“I can only assume that they were probably like Romanian soldiers…. watching over the filming of The Nun,” he added.
The Nun returns to terrify audiences on September 7.