The spin-off films about these two images were a huge success in terms of revenue, making them their own horror film franchises capable of developing independently of The Conjuring. While Annabelle has had 3 films, The Devil Nun – a separate film about nun Valak is also preparing to return with the second separate film.
From a jumpscare to the most sword-fish movie in the cinematic universe, The Conjuring
The character Valak first appeared in the movie The Conjuring 2 as a painting that Ed Warren (played by Patrick Wilson) drew and hung in his gallery. However, when his wife – psychic Lorraine Warren entered the room and saw this picture, the most memorable and pinnacle jumpscare in The Conjuring cinematic universe was born.
In the end, this nun was revealed to hold the “key” to solving the film’s main demon possession case. The classic moment when Lorraine Warren called the name “Valak” – revealing the identity of the most powerful evil spirit in the universe, both Warner Bros. and the audience probably realized that they continued to have a potential horror icon after the haunted doll Annabelle. Valak’s appearance created a stir on social media when The Conjuring 2 hit theaters, and it’s rare to see a supporting character appear for the first time, with very little information become a The topic is so hotly discussed.
Just three years after the success of The Conjuring 2, the first solo film about Valak was officially released called The Demon Sister. Valak’s “little but quality” acting land in his first appearance gave filmmakers a lot of space to be creative and write a memorable history for this character. This part of the film takes the audience back to the past, telling stories related to the origin and “rampage” of the evil Valak before entering the Warren family’s gallery.
If The Conjuring revolves around cases of demonic possession, Annabelle spreads fear about toys with mysterious origins, then The Evil Sister establishes its own mark by telling horrifying stories related related to ancient monasteries. These mysterious, unexplored spaces bring a new feeling, stimulating the audience’s curiosity to the end. Anecdotes surrounding nuns or forbidden rooms in monasteries are a great source of inspiration for not only filmmakers but also mass audiences. By choosing a unique direction, The Demon Nun easily established for itself strong, distinct marks, escaping the shadow of a spin-off film.
Fame from The Conjuring 2, the impressive “haunted monastery” theme and creative marketing activities around Valak from publisher Warner Bros. Pictures helped The Devil’s Nun quickly become a box office hit when the film first came out. By the time she left theaters, nun Valak had grossed over $356 million in revenue, a huge number compared to its budget of an average of $22 million. The sky-high net profit estimated at up to 155 million dollars makes The Demon Nun the most “swordfish” movie in The Conjuring cinematic universe.
Returning in the new movie with points worth looking forward to
Half a decade after the success of the first film, nun Valak will officially return in the new film Evil Nun II, scheduled to hit theaters on September 8.
The new film will still take place in an ancient monastery – this time in France around the 1950s. Sister Irene is played by beautiful actress Taissa Farmiga (Vera Farmiga’s younger sister plays Lorraine Warren of the Haunted series). Horror) will have a comeback in the new film, reuniting with the evil nun spirit Valak.
The Devil Sister II will still promote the strengths of the first film, bringing mysterious rituals, creepy games and scary anecdotes about monasteries and nuns to the screen. This. In the trailer released by Warner Bros. teased, the heavy atmosphere typical of films in The Conjuring universe remains the same, creating a more haunting feeling for the audience.
Along with that, Valak’s trademark jumpscares revealed in the trailer along with impressive cinematography technology will bring a horror party that satisfies all senses for the audience. The Devil’s Nun can be considered one of the few horror works with special care in terms of visuals to help audiences have “satisfying” cinematic experiences in theaters.
A famous horror icon that has entered popular culture. The characters who have accompanied the series from the starting point, become “narrators” and help the audience uncover horrifying mysteries. With a unique setting and famous mysterious anecdotes installed throughout the series, the birth of The Devil Sister II is like an even stronger foundation for Warner Bros. and creator James Wan continues to develop the film into a separate movie brand, capable of standing independently from many other hit Hollywood series.
Director Michael Chaves shared: “There is a line in the movie: “Evil is endless.” I really like the idea of her always being there, in many different forms. I think there are still many stories about the demon nun Valak to tell.” And so, the audience can absolutely hope that Valak’s story will continue to be written, longer, more spectacular on the big screen.
THE NUN II – Vietnamese title: EVIL DEMON II – Opens in theaters September 8.