Horror geeks, pre-order the collectible that’s going to make one hell of an impression: the Living Dead Dolls The Nun! Set to arrive on August 1, 2018, it’ll be the perfect homage to “The Nun” movie, planned for a July 13th (Friday!) theater release.
It’s amazing how quickly this character has won over horror fans, from 2016’s “The Conjuring 2”, a creative interpretation of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren’s investigation of the alleged Enfield Poltergeist case. Who wasn’t unsettled by that painting or the hallway scene, or then the post-credits scene in 2017’s “Annabelle: Creation?”
Interestingly enough, Valak the Demon Nun is a combination of a few factors: director James Wan conceived of the general idea towards the end of filming “Conjuring 2,” and then based her appearance on Lorraine Warren’s description of a dark figure she reportedly battled. However, there is some validity to the name, as Valac is noted as the Great President of Hell, and one of 72 demons mentioned in the 17th-century tome, The Lesser Key of Solomon. According to the book, this Valac/k shows itself as a cherubic boy who rides a two-headed dragon, and reveals hidden serpents and truths and shares strength and certain powers with summoners deemed worthy.
Claim Your Own Piece of Supernatural Spookiness in Advance
Regardless of origins, as with the other “Conjuring” inspired Living Dead Dolls Annabelle, it’s clear how The Nun fits so well within this toy brand’s family. It’s an artfully crafted, 10” tall, articulated figure, wearing the telltale habit and cross necklace. But then, you look at her face and see that slight suggestion of innocence and cuteness, with dark smudges and markings that aren’t dirt and scratches, but the characteristic semblance of something sinister. Plus, those piercing devilish eyes!
Add The Nun to Your Diabolical Collection
The Nun is also the perfect “sister” to two other Living Dead Dolls, “The Exorcist’s” possessed child Regan, and the Hell Priest himself, Pinhead. All of these are iconic representations of some of the best horror films and characters that incorporate themes of demonic activity, religious/spiritual undertones of good, evil, and the grey areas in between, and just plain old unforgettable scares!
Be among the first to show off this ghoulish gal!