It’s wild that the demonic nun known as Valak has become such a horror icon, starring in her own movie in 2018 with a sequel on the way, because the character almost didn’t even make it. The Conjuring 2. As James Wan has noted in the past, that Valak was actually a last hour replacement of an entirely different demon. A demon we have new footage this week.
Taking to Instagram this afternoon, James Wan shared some footage of the original demon for the first time, calling it the best demon he’s ever used!
Wan explains, “The original VALAK in The Conjuring 2 it would be that winged demon. A beautifully/incredibly sculpted animatronic puppet head and practical body by the extremely talented @justin.raleigh (who I’ve worked with on almost all of my films since Traitor 1) and @fracturedfxinc team, worn by @j_bishara.”
“I think I only have one complete shot with the CGI wings in place. It was really grand and epic. But as cool as it was, it felt out of place inside Magic world we had madeWan continues. “And so during post-production, I came up with the villain – feeling like it needed to be something more down-to-earth, more personal and creepier. And so the demonic Nun was born.
“We cast the amazing @bonnieaarons1 in the role and all the singles were shot during additional takes, including creating new horror sets like the ‘painting on the wall’ and using visual effects to flesh out the new villain. existing scenes’.
See footage from the unused – and anonymous – The Conjuring 2 demon from below!
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