The Nun – Exclusive Images From Corin Hardy’s Conjuring Horror

The Nun – Exclusive

by Ben Travis |
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Part folklore horror, part siege movie, part creature feature – Corin Hardy’s debut The Hallow was a potent combination of horror genres. It’s no wonder Hollywood came calling, and for his next movie he’s entering James Wan’s Conjuring-verse with The Nun. The titular sister – a wimple-wearing demon named Valak – made its first appearance in The Conjuring 2, and now its getting its own prequel going back to 1952 when it caused havoc at a Romanian monastery.

Empire has two new pictures from the film, as seen in the forthcoming new issue – one showing new character Father Burke, played by Demián Bichir, being preyed upon, and the other revealing Valak in all its spooky glory.

The Nun – Exclusive
The Nun – Exclusive

If you’ve seen The Nun’s first trailer, you’ll undoubtedly have been caught off guard by am impressively-staged jump-scare – and Hardy is all about building atmospheric set-ups and bone-rattling pay-offs. “It’s a bigger movie in many ways than something like The Hallow, but it’s also a grounded movie in that we’re doing it all for real,” he told Empire in the new issue. “There’s very little CGI: actually less CGI than even The Hallow. We’re concentrating more on complex choreography and mind-trickery.”

Read plenty more about The Nun in Empire’s September issue, on sale Thursday 9 August and available to preorder online now{ =nofollow}. The Nun will be scaring up a storm in UK cinemas on 7 September.

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