– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Admittedly, that headline comes off a bit silly, but this is no joke. According to THR, THE CONJURING series is getting its second spinoff series in the form of THE NUN, based on the demonic character that reared her terrifying head in the recent CONJURING 2.

While the CONJURING films are generally based on the case files of real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, this one is pure fiction. In fact, according to THR, the character almost didn’t make it into THE CONJURING 2.

“The studio and Wan had a cut of the movie, which stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators, in which the antagonist was a demonic figure with horns. The studio was ready to release that version but at the last minute, Wan was struck by a revelation. And so he came up with a new concept, a demon nun, which he pitched to New Line. And even though the late-in-the-game change could have spooked some studios, New Line exec gave him their blessing. 

The shoot took place in March, just three months before the movie was scheduled to open on June 10. Some of the changes were minor: The art piece that Wilson is painting was altered digitally as the horned demon made way for the demon nun. Some were more extensive, such as a set piece in which Farmiga watches in terror as a shadow crawls across the wall to line up with the painting and … (well, you’ll just have to see the movie to learn more). Bonnie Aarons, under heavy makeup, played the character.”

As mentioned above, this isn’t the first spinoff the CONJURING series has spawned. If you’ll recall, a couple years back, ANNABELLE hit theaters. This film was based on the doll that showed up in the first CONJURING movie, though despite the great pedigree, the film ended up underwhelming a lot of horror fans. Let’s hope that THE NUN will hold up and have the same quality as the actual CONJURING films.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.