Corin Hardy, director of the upcoming The Nun, decided dropping a fantastic trailer was not enough. He followed it up the very next day with this terrific commentary of the trailer and a breakdown of The Nun itself.

He starts by explaining how the movie fits and doesn’t fit into the world of The Conjuring. That “parent film” has become a bit of a series, with prequels and spin offs capable of standing on their own merits. As Annabelle was the backstory of that wonderfully evil doll, The Nun tells the back-story to the bone-chilling nun from The Conjuring 2. While The Nun fits within the greater world of The Conjuring, it departs from those films in vibe and aesthetics. As Hardy puts it, “Set in 1952, [The Nun] is a world of castles and graveyards and shadows and fog.”


The Nun was shot in the Transylvania region of Romania and used the location for some grounded and ghoulish scares. Hardy notes he was going for a mix of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Exorcist. Beside making for a great double feature, that combo gets me all kinds of excited to see the final film. If what we can expect is a demonic thriller set in the “forests, abbeys and castles of deepest, darkest Romania,” then I am way more pumped than I already was.

The Nun is directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and stars Oscar-nominated Damián Bichir (A Better Life, The Hateful Eight), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story). It’s set to hit theaters nationwide September 7th.

Check out this breakdown from the director himself and let us know what you think in the comments below. Are you excited to see The Nun in her own feature? Let us know on TwitterInstagramReddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!


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