The latest spin-off film from The Conjuring franchise, The Nun, has just released its first trailer, and you’ll definitely want to watch this one with the lights on.
We were first introduced to the evil nun (aka Valak) in The Conjuring 2. Without getting too deep into Conjuring 2 spoiler territory, the nun-creature was truly terrifying and preyed especially hard against Vera Farmiga’s character, Lorraine Warren. The character was so engaging and so utterly terrifying that it was no surprise to hear they were getting their very own spin-off film like Annabelle and the upcoming Crooked Man.
The first trailer has arrived for the film, which takes place well before any of The Conjuring movies or their spin-offs in a very spooky abbey in Romania. Taissa Farmiga plays Sister Irene, a nun who has been plagued with visions of this terrifying nun since childhood who is sent to Romania along with a priest, Father Burke (Demian Bichir), to help investigate the suicide of a nun living in the abbey.
Obviously, there isn’t a ton to go off of in this trailer, apart from some great spooks and jumps–along with plenty of shots of the terrifying Valak. However, it seems that this film will have that great brand of horror that other films in The Conjuring franchise has done so expertly, matching old, classic horror with modern horror that doesn’t only rely on jump scares to deliver the fright.
We can’t wait to see a full-length trailer of this movie and get to know the backstory of one of The Conjuring franchise’s spookiest demons. The Nun will premiere in theaters on September 7, so be sure you’re ready to meet Valak!