The year’s 1952. We’re in a monastery in Romania. And a rampaging demonic nun is on the loose.
If this sounds like the perfect premise for a horror film then you’ll love the latest instalment in The Conjuring franchise.
It’s called, simply, The Nun and the film’s genuinely scary trailer has just dropped.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
“When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret.
“Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorised audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.”
This will be the fifth instalment in The Conjuring series and is set three years after Annabelle: Creation, which takes place in 1955.
We’ve already seen this particular demon nun, called Valak, before in the Annabelle film and in The Conjuring 2 so we’re going to get a lot more background in this new movie.
The Nun stars Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet as the local villager Frenchie.
The four movies in The Conjuring universe have so far generated more than $1.1 billion worldwide and the franchise remains consistently scary. So we’ve got high hopes for this next film.
The Nun hits UK cinemas on 7 September
(Image: Warner Bros. / The Nun)