“Set in 1952, this is a world of castles… graveyards… shadows and fog.”
We got our first glimpse at Corin Hardy‘s The Nun just yesterday, which promises to be “the darkest chapter” in the Conjuring Universe to date. It’s of course a solo film for the demon we first met in The Conjuring 2, known as Valak, and it’s set in the 1950s and pays homage to Castlevania, Hammer Horror and the work of Mario Bava.
Yesterday’s teaser was home to some incredibly gorgeous landscapes and one hell of a jump scare, and director Hardy breaks it all down in this video from IGN this week.
In The Nun…
“When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.”
The Nun stars Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie, Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her Conjuring 2 role as the title character.
Say your prayers as The Nun returns to theaters on September 7, 2018.