The nun – Valak is not a real one. It is an imaginary character created by infamous occultist Alistair Crowley. He is the author of the book on demonology which was first compiled in the 17th century. Valak is one of the Seventy-Two Demons. Valak is the sixty-second spirit also known as Volac, or Valu.
The adventures of Ed and Lorraine Warren have stimulated several horror films, from The Amityville Horror to the Conjuring film series. And this week we can see the first part (first chapter) of the blockbuster collection, The Nun. This film is not based on a ‘true story’ – at least not in the way that the Conjuring movies have been – it will serve as a kind of starting place tale for the demonic entity that haunted Lorraine in the Conjuring 2.
The plot follows a priest and a newbie who is dispatched to Romania via the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun (Valak). The nun becomes apparently haunted through a demonic entity named Valak, the equal entity that haunted Lorraine Warren in the second Conjuring movie, which she, of direction, claims surely passed off.
Corin Hardy director of the movie says, “While we made Conjuring 2, people will absolutely cherish the nun person,” says director-producer James Wan in a featurette launched for the movie. “With The Nun, we’re going right lower back to wherein all of it started out”.
While doing press rounds for Conjuring 2, James Wan said, “From speaking to Lorraine in passing, she referred to a spectral entity that has haunted her in her house. And it’s this swirling twister vortex with this hooded figure in there.”
The Nun – Official Trailer: