The adventures of Ed and Lorraine Warren have inspired a few horror movies, from The Amityville Horror to the Conjuring series. What’s more, this week we will see the first part of the blockbuster series, The Nun. In spite of the fact that the film did not depend on a ‘real story’ – at any rate not in the manner in which that the first two Conjuring movies were – it will fill in as a kind of starting point story for the demonic entity that haunted Lorraine in the Conjuring 2.
Is ‘The Nun’ Movie Based On A True Incident?
The plot takes after a cleric and a beginner who is sent to Romania by the Vatican to explore the death of a young nun. The religious woman was apparently haunted by a demonic entity named Valak, a similar element that hunted Lorraine Warren in the second Conjuring film, which she, obviously, asserts truly happened. The Nun has been booked for a September 7 release. It stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
“When we made Conjuring 2, people really loved the nun character,” says director-producer James Wan in a featurette released for the film. “With The Nun we’re going right back to where it all began,” says Corin Hardy, director of the film.
While doing press rounds for Conjuring 2, Wan said, “From talking to Lorraine in passing, she mentioned a spectral entity that has haunted her in her house. And it’s this swirling tornado vortex with this hooded figure in there.”
What’s more, now, a few reports have uncovered the sources of Valak, or Volak, or Valu. As indicated by the Lesser Key of Solomon, a book on demonology that was first accumulated in the seventeenth century, and has been updated since Valak is one of the Seventy-Two Demons.
The edition collated by infamous occultist Alistair Crowley describes Valak as thus: “The Sixty-second Spirit is Volac, or Valak, or Valu. He is a President Mighty and Great, and appereth like a Child with Angel’s Wings, riding on a Two-headed Dragon. His Office is to give True Answers of Hidden Treasures, and to tell where Serpents may be seen. The which he will bring unto the Exorciser without any Force or Strength being by him employed. He governeth 38 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is thus.”