The Conjuring has been one of those horror films that has left a mark on the contemporary audiences. Not only did the original movie re-tell one of the most gruesome and fleshed out horror cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the series has also continued to follow suit. The follow-up and the Annabelle spin-off were both scary in their own right. The last installment in the franchise introduced us to The Nun, one of the spirits that Ed draws and that the couple comes face to face with during the events of Conjuring 2.
The studio has decided to keep the franchise alive and now it brings us a whole new movie in the form of ‘The Nun’. It is directed by the very talented Corin Hardy and he plans to creep out the audiences, maybe that is the reason that they are shooting in authentic regions. Moreover, the director claims that real spirits visited the set. When asked about this, Hardy had this to say:-
“Wee were shooting in a real Romanian fortress… it was used to store weapons… like an old bunker,” Hardy told Cinema Blend. “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.”
“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.”
Whoa, that gave me chills. The entire Conjuring franchise has been a little too close to the spirit world for any semblance of comfort. We already know that most of the stories so presented in this franchise have been all adapted from real life incidences. The sequence and the intensity of the events are changed up so that the story can make more sense from a cinematic point of view. Of course, that is how things have always been, the show is more engaging than real life. After all, the biggest problem of reality is that there is no background music.
As we get past the various incidences of monotonous reality we grasp the fact that life is really not that interesting, that’s why we create entertainment, and visual arts is a stream of entertainment that can stimulate our core emotions. Those emotions are even more riled up when you can relate it to ‘real’ life incidents. We think that ghosts and spirits are real because that’s what our minds make us believe and that is the reason why we as a civilization create and crave horror and other forms of extreme entertainment. Maybe that is the reason why we enjoy this urban myth or rather this ‘haunting’ of The Nun’s set so much.
It seems rather apparent that we are set to receive a completely new horror experience when it comes to The Nun. The story is of a nun that commits suicide in a monastery and naturally things take a turn for the weird/supernatural. Jeez, someone gets Constantine. The movie will feature nine chilling sequences and even scarier ghosts and twisted plot points than the previous installments, and all we can do is wait. The Nun will hit theaters soon enough but before it does that do you know any other horror movies where the set was haunted by the ghosts the movie was trying to portray. If yes, tell us in the comments below. If no, then say hi, don’t be shy.