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The Demon That Might Have Been

Concerning the demon Valek from THE CONJURING 2, here’s what James Wan posted on his Instagram account this past week: “Here’s my first design of the demonic entity haunting the family and Lorraine. Aaron Sims (concept designer) and myself took inspiration from our Dracula design for a movie I was attached to a long time ago called Castlevania. @justin.raleigh/Fractured FX built an awesome animatronic suit, and we were going to augment it with CGI wings. But alas, during editing, I deemed this beautifully designed/sculpted horned demon too out of left-field for the film…It needed to be more grounded and personal—something that would take Lorraine’s faith and try to test/corrupt it. I remember the real-life Lorraine Warren talking about her love and reverence for her nun friends, and a lightbulb went off…the Demon Nun was born. So we went back and replaced all the Horned Demon with the Nun during additional photography.”

I get why they made that decision, and the Nun ended up working extremely well. Still, it’s a shame they didn’t get to use the original design. Check that sucker out. That’s gorgeous, innit? And did you catch where he said it was originally supposed to be a design for a Dracula character?

They need to concoct another movie and give this critter its own shot at stardom. Maybe, oh, I dunno…a Dracula movie?!

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763

MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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