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Valak is often pictured riding a two-headed dragon and commanding 30 legions of demons. Valak is said to be on the stronger side, willing to share strength and knowledge to devoted magical practitioners. If Valak often appears as a winged child and maybe is sometimes in the form of the Crooked Man, why take the form of a nun?
Surely The Nun will explain the history of Valak at the monastery, which may well explain its connection to that form in the Conjuring movie universe. Beyond that, there are two answers: the real-world answer and the mythological one. Realistically, in an interview with io9 , creator James Wan noted that the nun form of Valak was actually added during reshoots. He states:. And believe it or not, I always knew that I was going to do additional photography.
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Talking to the real Lorraine Warren, she noted to Wan that she had seen a hooded spectral entity which haunted her in her home. Subverting sacredness, corrupting innocence, and making safe spaces dangerous are key elements of horror, scaring audiences through transforming what makes us feel safe and using it to make us feel vulnerable.
This is the main reason why home-invasion horror and thriller films are so effective. For religious believers, what they find sacred is just that—a sacred, pure source of positive intent and safety. In Christian belief, for example, a singular, good, all-powerful God is a source of protection, love, and blessings for believers.
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When sacred spaces e. Something that would threaten the safety of her husband. And so that was eventually how the idea of this very iconographic image of a holy icon cemented in my head. We are first introduced to the demon Valak in the form of the Nun in The Conjuring 2. Is this just a coincidence, or is the demon following her?
Actually, neither. As director James Wan explained to Gizmodo, the nun Lorraine sees is a premonition. The demonic entity that takes on the form of a nun has got nothing to do with Amityville. At all.
For example, when the Nun appears to her at home, it's foreshadowing what's going to happen in England. It's later revealed that the being haunting Enfield isn't the spirit of the old man, but rather the demon Valak the Nun acting via the old man's spirit. Unlike The Conjuring films and certain aspects of the Annabelle movies, The Nun was not inspired by a true story.
As stated above, even the demon's name Valak is derived from mythology, not fact. The movie's story was actually inspired by another work of fiction, the Sean Connery film The Name of the Rose , which itself was based on Italian author Umberto Eco's bestselling novel of the same name. In that movie, a fictional friar, William of Baskerville Connery , and his apprentice portrayed by a young Christian Slater travel to a Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy to investigate the mysterious death of a famous monk.
The last person who talked to the monk is found dead in a vat of pig blood. Inhabitants of the monastery fear that the Devil is behind the murders. The culprit in Rose is a human one, while in The Nun , those who suspect something supernatural are obviously correct. Aarons is pictured below next to the Valak image from the movie. Character actress Bonnie Aarons portrays the Nun in the movie.
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Director Corin Hardy initially didn't want to cast Taissa American Horror Story , fearing that it would look too convenient given that her sister is already part of The Conjuring universe. She had some kind of presence outside of her own body that is evident, and she's phenomenal. In the film, a priest with a haunted past and a novice nun are sent to the Abbey of St.
Carta in Romania during the early s to investigate a young nun's mysterious suicide. The film was shot on location in Romania, in part due to the country's abundance of creepy castles and Gothic architecture.