At this past weekend’s SDCC new footage from Corin Hardy‘s upcoming Conjuring spin-off, The Nun was shown, unfortunately, it hasn’t made its way on to the internet yet. But that’s not all, during The Nun panel, Hardy recounted a creepy story about a Romain Castle and some paranormal activity experienced during filming. He went into more details during a conversation with Cinema Blend.
Was the set of The Nun haunted? Hardy seems to think so.
According to the filmmaker…
We were shooting in a real Romanian fortress… it was used to store weapons… like an old bunker,” Hardy told Cinema Blend. “Everyone was a bit unnerved by it. Pitch dark tunnels you could get lost in. So when we shot this sequence… it was called the corridor of crosses, and it was a two hundred foot long corridor… deep, dark, dank. Where I was situated, I had to be out of camera shot, so I was in one of these cells… literally a door from the corridor into a pitch black room.I see these two guys from the crew, probably sound department, just sort of sitting back a little further in the dark. I said hi. I was focused on the film. I turned my back and sat with my back to these two guys. And I was watching the monitors.”
He continued, “Half an hour later… I finally got the shot… I got up and turned to the two men and said, ‘Did you see that?’ And I turned around and… there was just no one in the room. And there hadn’t been anyone in there at all. There’s nowhere they could’ve come out of. I saw them on the way in. I just felt that they were there the whole time. I can only assume that they were probably like Romanian soldiers…. watching over the filming of The Nun,” Hardy added.
Did we mention that Hardy has been carrying around a creepy little Nun doll and sharing photos with fans via the official Instagram account? That’s a little creepy too. Don’t you think?
In the film, “a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.”
The Nun stars Oscar-nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as Frenchie, Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) as Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (Toni Erdmann) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, who is reprising her role as the nun from The Conjuring 2.
The Nun arrives in theater on September 7.