Last month, a short film contest for Annabelle: Creation (review), from director David F. Sandberg, was announced. Filmmakers were asked to create a short film, lasting 2 minutes or less, that would fit into The Conjuring universe.
Filmmaker Julian Terry’s The Nurse has been named the winner for the US portion with his film The Nurse. The UK and Mexico winners are still out. As part of his prize, he will be going on an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood where he will meet with New Line Cinema and David F. Sandberg.
In the terrifying short a young girl with her eyes bandaged feels as if she’s not alone. At some point, everyone has had that feeling, like they were not alone in the dark and that something terrible is lurking close by and terror sets in. That is was the girl is feeling. Terry was great at expressing that.
There is no word if the short will be adapted into its on feature or if it will become part of a film in The Conjuring franchise.
Sandberg himself was discovered a few years ago after his short film Lights Out won several awards and caught the attention of studios. He went on to make it into a full length feature with James Wan producing. Following the feature’s success Sandberg went on to direct Annabelle: Creation which just opened in theaters and has already pulled in over $83 million at the box office.
The best part about Terry’s The Nurse is that you watch it right now (below).