The Nun, deemed one of the scariest movies in The Conjuring franchise, was one of the top trending movies in 2018, according to Google’s Year in Search.
It scared audiences around the world with a chilling tale of a priest and a novice who are asked by the Vatican to investigate the death of a nun in Romania.
They quickly realize that they are dealing with a demonic force, one that may challenge them personally and their faith. The Nun stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
The Nun isn’t a stand-alone movie. It falls into The Conjuring franchise, a movie franchise that focuses on the paranormal cases explored by real-life investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The two have investigated over 10,000 paranormal cases throughout the 70s and 80s, and they have investigated the Amityville horror case and a case of a Raggedy Ann doll possessed by a demonic force.
That’s where the Annabelle movies come from. Those who have watched The Nun will realize that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who play Ed and Lorraine respectively, appear in this movie. However, Wilson and Farmiga do not appear in the first two Annabelle films.
Given that The Nun was one of the top trending Google searches for movies in 2018, it doesn’t sound like this franchise is slowing down. To date, the franchise has released The Conjuring from 2013, The Conjuring 2 from 2016, and The Conjuring 3 is set to be released in 2020.
In between these releases, two Annabelle movies were released. The first Annabelle was released in 2014, with Annabelle: Creation being released in 2017. A third Annabelle film, currently untitled, is set to come out next year. Wilson and Farmiga are listed to be in the third film, which could document when the two investigators got involved with the possessed doll.
The Nun also falls under this umbrella with a release date this year. A movie called The Crooked Man is also set to be released under The Conjuring franchise, but little is known about this movie at present time.
As the trailer reveals, The Nun took place before The Conjuring and Annabelle. No word on when The Crooked Man will take place or if Wilson and Farmiga will play the main characters.