The Nun tells the tale of a priest that has a hunted past and a young nun that died in Romania. Directed by Corin Hardy the writers of this scary tale are James Wan and screenplay by Gary Dauberman, while it stars Jonas Blonquet, Taissa Farmiga and Demian Birchir.
How Scary is The Nun?
If you really want to know just how scary The Nun is, YouTube banned the trailer due to the fact that it traumatized people. Most feel the movie would be easier to watch if it was not based on the truth, and again the scary fact is that it is based on a real story, real horror and true events. If you cherish sleeping peacefully, The Nun is not really recommended for anyone who cherishes their ability to fall asleep easily but let me recap what it is all about and you can decide for yourself.
The movie follows a Sister Irene, a nun travelling to Romania, this whole trip is based on investigating a very creepy incident that took place at the monastery, which involved Valak, an entity. It is a prequel to The Conjuring, well a very disturbing one if you ask anyone brave enough to watch it. It’s a freaky film inspired by real events and based on the case files of Lorraine and Ed Warren, both demonologists.
The Nun – A Ghostly Experience You Won’t Easily Forget
The movie is also kind of based on Warren’s work, according to Spera, his parents come face to face with the phantom of the nun in the 70s, she was buried alive in the churches wall as punishment for her affair with a monk and she still haunts the place. Spera says Hollywood used bits and pieces of different events and combined them in The Nun.
James Wan, the director of The Nun says it was also inspired by the demon described by Lorraine Warren as a swirling tornado vortex, that haunted her home. Wan built visuals according to the decryptions of the demon as offered by the Warren’s. So, it immediately adds the question whether Valak is the real thing, and again if you hoped the answer would be no, you out of luck it is and if you believe in demons, you’ll be scared by this one. Even if you don’t believe in demons, none have ever taken the shape of a nun, it’s the demonic vision that will haunt you. In, The Lesser Key of Solomon dating back to the 17th century, Valak is described as mighty and appearing like a child that has wings, riding a two-headed dragon. He governs thirty-eight legions of spirits.
At the end, it is up to you to decide whether you want to watch The Nun or not, whether you want to believe that most parts are based on facts or if you’ll be able to just ignore that and see what the directors did with the story. But the warning remains, no matter how you look at it you might not want to ever enter a convent, you won’t like pictures of children with angel wings and two-headed dragons won’t ever be your thing!