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Yes there were. These were known as Safety Coffins. The coffins contained a string attached to a bell and usually a breathing tube that could be opened by someone buried alive. Before modern medicine many of the ways used to confirm death were fairly subjective. Pricking someone with a pin, holding a mirror or other small shiny object under their nose to ...


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For me, it feels like it's based on a few reasons. That being said, I haven't found sources for these, it's solely my analysis. Symmetry. The word 'nun' is a palindrome, and a mirrored N makes it symmetric and visually appealing. Duality. Valak is a Demon, disguised as a Nun. He is the King of Hell, and is trapped in the house of God. He is the master of ...


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This is a hard question to answer simply because opinions will vary depending on religious philosophy but I'll attempt to explain the philosophy behind it without getting too specific although I may do some guess work from what I do know about Catholicism since that is the religion that is portrayed in the film. The idea behind being able to cast out a demon ...


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A conversation between Ed Warren and a reporter visiting his house from the beginning of The Conjuring Reporter : Oh, ahem. Well, isn't it scary, or doesn't it worry you...to have all these items right in your home? ED: That's why we have a priest that comes by once a month to bless the room. Well, the way I see it is: It's safer for these ...


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When the tapes fell from the luggage, the reels from two tapes crossed each other and that triggered the idea in Ed Warren's mind to mix ghost voices of Janet's multiple recordings into one. And that also helped them to know the real reason of the haunting in the end.


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The Riddle was: I am given and I am taken. I was there at your first breath, But you didn't ask for me. But I will follow you till your death. The Answer was name. That is what was needed for them to beat the demon, they needed to know the demons name which will give them power over him.


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Maurice they show in The Conjuring is 20 years older than the one in The Nun. This movie takes place 20 years before The Conjuring where they show the case of Maurice. They also mention "20 Years Later" before playing that footage. There is no continuity error. It is just a different actor playing an older version of a character.


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I guess you're talking about this picture. By looking at facial features, she appears to be Mullin's daughter, Annabelle, with a side braid tied at the end. You might be confusing the color of her hair with black due to the dark background color. So it's not Annabelle, and when she moves the portrait the eyes of the girl get lighted up, like if she was ...


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Annabelle is a prequel/spin-off to The Conjuring. The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 are the adventure stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren. There is not any special story link between these movies. The Conjuring 2 is a completely new story. Therefore, you can watch The Conjuring 2 without watching first part. However,


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According to an interview in Week in Weird it was (director) James Wan and the real-life Lorraine Warren's idea: While the name of the demon had been decided upon early on in the process, Wan still hadn’t settled upon the actual design of the demon until the 11th hour. While speaking to Lorraine in passing one day, she mentioned that she had once ...


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In addition to Ankit's answer. I believe the effect was done to add two things: special effects, and the element of the unknown. Special Effects: By leaving the image of the girl blurred, it became possible to add some special effects animation of the girl transforming into the old man. If you watch the blurry figure during this scene you can literally see ...


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The demon wasn't the one telling Lorraine the demon's name. Lorraine's gift comes from God, which allows her to receive visions of demonic activity. The visions were one of the ways that God communicates with her, but it seems that God also was communicating with her subconsciously. Ergo, arranging certain objects to spell Valak's name. The importance of ...


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who is the spirit in the doll, I guess it's not Valak? This was some demonic presence that wanted a soul it could inhibit. First, it tried to take the soul of Mrs. Mullins, but didn't succeed and later it tried for Janice. From the story told by Mrs. Mullins, It started small, the contact. But it was her... our busy Bee. We knew it was her. She wanted ...


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There is no evidence in the movie that Zoetrope used to terrorize the little boy on the order of that Nun demon. It just had two or three appearances in the entire movie. Therefore, it is safe to assume that Zoetrope was an independent demon. It was just another artifact possessed by a demon just like that Annabelle doll. Why this Zoetrope demon ...


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The real doll was a vintage Raggedy Ann doll (unlike the porcelain one used in the movie). These dolls are collectible, and can fetch upwards of US$3,000. And yes, old dolls are usually creepy looking. Here's a webpage about their collectibility: From Raggedy To Riches In short, it's kinda like finding a 1952 Willie Mays Topps card.


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It was used to give the benefit of doubt in the mind of audience. The original case of Enfield Poltergeist was also quite vague in terms of interpretation of being a real Poltergeist story or just a hoax. The Enfield Poltergeist is the name given to the claims of poltergeist activity at a council house in Brimsdown, Enfield, England from 1977 to 1979 ...


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BlueMoon93's answer seems spot-on, to me, particularly the part about inversion connoting subtle corruption or infestation. We see the same principle of "invert a random letter to indicate demonic stuff" happening in at least one other recent (2012) horror movie — not coincidentally, also nun-themed.


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Charlotte had a baby blanket in her suitcase because she had a baby who she gave up for adoption. She cherished this baby blanket as a keepsake. They eliminated it from the film. reddit: Yeah about the pacing, we shot too much script. The first cut of the film was over 2 hours. I cut out as much as possible, like this whole backstory about Charlotte ...


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I'm not sure this fits proper stack exchange criteria, but essentially this comes down to a disconnect between what's true and what the movie exaggerated. What's True - A Raggedy Anne doll was said to be haunted and it wound up in a glass case, not in the home, but in an Ed and Lorraine Warren's occult museum, presumably, at that point, the Doll was no ...


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Who says they're scared? This is a common type of question / expression. It's just a way of saying "Who would say that about themselves?" In other words, it's not something that one would admit normally and so the asker is questioning who would admit to that.


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The Occultist wanted to summon a Demon. To do that, she had to perform a dark ritual, that involves a triangle of possessed victims: The Child , The Lover and The Man of God. Each must commit a murder and then commit suicide. The Occultist managed to successfully orchestrate one by making Jessica kill her friend Katie and then kill herself. Then the ...


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As AJ speculated, they are planning a film about The Crooked Man: On May 31, 2017, Safran said there was a possibility of a Crooked Man film. On June 14, 2017, it was reported that a spin-off film titled The Crooked Man, featuring the character of the same name from The Conjuring 2, was in development with Mike Van Waes writing the script based on a story ...


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I am not sure on the verse part, but as you must have seen in few old horror movies/conjuring/conjuring 2, a person must have a strong faith in God along with the courage to say out the verse correctly. Sister Charlotte was not experienced in dealing with the Devil/Evil entity (similar to the church priest, who was attacked in Annabelle, outside the church), ...


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The visions showing death of Ed Warren led Lorraine to lock herself for 8 days. Source Yahoo Answers: Ed said in the film, every time they're involved in an exorcism or other deep paranormal investigations, "it takes something out of her, little by little." They had probably just finished an investigation, and she was in recovery mode. If you read up on ...


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Although I can't find a proper official source, from what I found it's the effect called The Backwards R(The Backwards Я effect). My first Analysis TvTropes states that The Nun is the earliest film in The Conjuring series chronologically, taking place in 1952, which also confirmed by producer Peter Safran. From cinemablend During the filming of ...


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The key is later taken from the young nun (Victoria)'s body and used to retrieve the vial with the blood of Christ in it. The blood is then used by the main characters in the ritual to attempt to exorcise/banish the demon and seal the rift. This is presumably what the nuns at the beginning were also planning on doing, but they were interrupted and killed ...


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It could be argued that another spiritual being was helping guide Lorraine in her visions in order to learn the demons name. Lorraine has never just felt dark and evil connections so it could be the better side without fully interfering.


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I am given and I am taken. I was there at your first breath, But you didn't ask for me. But I will follow you till your death. Many say the answer is "name". However I prefer "Faith". They knew the mechanic of the demon's name before the meeting with Bill and as a result were seeking its name. I feel Bill eludes to Lorraine's faith which resides in ...


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