Paying tribute to the “legendary” The Exorcist
Right from the first scene of The Nun 2, the audience can cleverly detect that the film subtly pays tribute to the “legendary exorcist” The Exorcist. When Valak appeared and took the life of the priest character Noiret, the shadow of the devil spread out into the night streets and “parasited” a mysterious man, wearing a hat and carrying his tool bag. . This character is Frenchie – who was originally possessed by Valak at the end of part 1.
From the background, the night colors to Frenchie’s appearance, viewers can easily think of the scene where Merrin’s father comes to Regan’s house to help her escape the devil.
The possessed Frenchie “learns” from The Blair Witch Project
Besides The Exorcist, the second best horror movie of all time, The Blair Witch Project, also has its own tribute. In a scene in the movie when the delivery girl comes to the school where Frenchie works, the image of the guy standing facing the wall, moving in a scary way makes many horror movie enthusiasts immediately remember a scene in The Blair Witch. Project, where the character Mike also has a similar stance.
In addition, the fate of the delivery girl and the character in the movie “Blair Witch”, Heather, are the same, as both were murdered by that evil force.
The terrible accident in the movie Annabelle is recalled
After the terrifying opening scene, The Nun 2 immediately leads to the main female character Irene, as she and other nuns are trying to push a stuck car back.
This scene evokes one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the movie Annabelle: Creation, when the character Annabelle Mullins suddenly got into a car accident while her parents’ car broke down and had to park on the main road. .
The scare phase through the painting is “characteristic” of Valak
Valak is famous among Hollywood screen ghosts for his way of scaring “prey” through paintings. The Nun 2 still uses this method to make victims Irene and Sophie stunned. Many people may even remember the clown Pennywise thanks to the way Valak “distorted” his face when he suddenly appeared.
Father Burke’s fate
In one scene, Irene was personally met by the Pope of the Vatican and asked to take over the Valak case raging in Europe. At first she did not agree, and asked if Father Burke – who worked side by side with her in The Nun – knew about the incident. At this time, the Vatican revealed that Burke had passed away due to the epidemic.
In a scene where she encountered Valak in the locked chapel, young Sophie saw a vision of Valak standing in a familiar hallway.
It was actually Valak’s first appearance in The Conjuring 2, at Warren’s house and discovered by the exorcist couple’s daughter. Most likely, this illusion implies that Sophie has some mysterious connection, even “blood” with the Warren family.
Irene sees Lorraine in her vision
A surprising detail when “prophesying” the future in The Nun 2 is that when Irene was briefly dominated by Valak, she saw visions, remembered the happy time with her mother, and a vision. Another scene features an appearance by Lorraine Warren.
This suggests a spiritual connection between the “witches” of The Conjuring Universe, mother and daughter Irene and Lorraine, as well as hinting at the true abilities of the Eyes of Saint Lucy that could be used in The upcoming The Conjuring: The Last Rites movie.
After Credit reveals part 4 of The Conjuring
The Nun 2 has only one after-credit scene lasting less than 1 minute, welcoming the return of the Warren exorcist couple. At this time, at both of their homes, Ed received an unexpected call from parish priest Gordon. When Ed picked up the phone, Lorraine stood behind with an extremely curious look on her face, while Ed only had time to ask Gordon what was the matter with his phone call and the scene ended.
This is definitely a “tease” for the next film of The Conjuring, with the two main characters Ed and Lorraine continuing their exorcism journey. According to information from IMDb, this movie will be called Last Rites, and will still be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick after part 3 The Devil Made Me Do It.