Is ‘The Nun’ Based on a True Story?

The hype for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is constructing, and horror followers are utilizing these previous few days earlier than The Conjuring 3 involves theaters and HBO Max to catch up on the other seven films within the Conjuring movie-verse.

That contains The Nun, the 2018 spin-off movie that serves as a prequel to The Conjuring 2. You could recall that in The Conjuring 2, actor Bonnie Aarons performs the movie’s antagonist: A demon nun channeling the spirit of the evil Valak. The Nun serves as an origin story of types—a non-demon nun named Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) and a priest named Father Burke (Demián Bichir) journey to analyze a monastery in 1952 Romania. Apparently, some fairly creepy stuff has been occurring at this monastery—like nuns being attacked by invisible, evil spirits.

Sister Irene and Father Burke ultimately study that the abbey was constructed on a rift meant to seal out the evil demon Valak, however because of the WWII bombings, the seal has been damaged. Valak is on the free and killing nuns left and proper, and can ultimately be confronted by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (performed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) in The Conjuring 2.

As it’s possible you’ll know, the characters of Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films are based mostly on the true story of the real-life Ed and Lorraine Warren, who had been paranormal investigators and authors who wrote and bought a lot of books describing their so-called investigations of paranormal exercise. This is to not say that the ghosts and demons in The Conjuring franchise are actual—simply that the Warrens had been actual individuals who made actual cash by saying that ghosts had been actual.

So you could be questioning: Were the unusual happenings on the 1952 Romanian monastery in The Nun additionally based mostly on a actual case?


I imply… no. Obviously, there isn’t any proof that there’s truly a demon nun who escaped from hell and killed a bunch of nuns in Romania. If you’re questioning if that a part of The Nun is a true story, I can’t assist you. There can also be no proof of a real-life paranormal case in a Romanian monastery in 1952.

However, as reported by Cosmopolitan, the film could have been impressed by a “real” encounter that demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed to have had with a nun at a British abbey. In 2018, Esquire journal spoke with the Warrens’ son-in-law Tony Spera, who mentioned that the demon nun within the film was just like a ghost nun that the Warrens supposedly met at a haunted Borley church in southern England within the Nineteen Seventies.

Weird issues had been rumored to be going on on the church like bells ringing unexpectedly, a mysterious headless monk leaving writings on the partitions, and a spectral nun haunting the halls at night time. The Warrens, who made a profession out of ghost tales, went to analyze, and apparently got here face-to-face with the ghost nun, who was supposedly buried alive within the partitions of the church after she was caught having an affair with the monk. Lorraine Warren was mentioned to have “felt the presence of a nun in this church.”

In his interview, Spera mentioned to Esquire, “Is The Nun based on that experience? I think Hollywood takes bits and pieces of different stories and puts them together… They couldn’t just come up with [The Nun] out of the blue.”

Meanwhile, The Nun director Corin Hardy has said the demon in The Nun was impressed by a demon that the true Lorraine Warren mentioned she noticed in her residence and described as “a swirling tornado vortex with this hooded figure.”

Just to sum up: Ghosts aren’t actual. The Nun is just not based mostly on a true story. But it’s doable The Nun was impressed by a number of of the Warren’s circumstances, though the issues that occurred in these circumstances could or might not be true. Cool? Cool.

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