The Nun Ending & TWIST EXPLAINED + Conjuring Universe Connections

The Nun Ending & TWIST EXPLAINED + Conjuring Universe Connections

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Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, it’s Jan here
and in this video I’ll be explaining the shocking ending of The Nun, how the movie connects
to the rest of The Conjuring Universe and sets up a Nun sequel, and I’ll be revealing
secret Valak easter eggs. And make sure you stay till the end where
I’ll also explain the movie’s big twist. If you’re here for the first time, do subscribe
for all my regular videos and more upcoming horror videos too. Of course, spoilers ahead for the movie, so
take care if you haven’t seen it yet. Or tap here to watch my Freaky Facts about
the making of The Nun. The big reveal at the end of The Nun is that
Frenchie’s real name is Maurice, and that he’s the French-Canadian farmer whose exorcism
the Warrens discussed during their lecture in the first Conjuring movie. “Take Maurice here. A French-Canadian farmer with no more than
a third-grade education.. ..yet, after he was possessed, spoke some
of the best Latin I’d ever heard. Sometimes backwards. A dark spirit made its home in this man.” “And like that.. upside down cross started
to appear from within his body.” At the end of The Nun, we see the origins
of that cross inside Maurice’s body via the upside-down cross that’s revealed on the back
of Frenchie’s neck. We also see that during the final fight with
Valak, the demon Nun vomited a snake into Frenchie’s mouth. The demon Valak has a number of names, one
of which is “the Marquis of Snakes” meaning he has the power to summon and command snakes,
which suggests that the snake Valak put into Frenchie means the demon possessed him or
can control him. In fact, the movie’s director Corin Hardy
has described Frenchie as the film’s “secret weapon” and it’s interesting that in The Nun,
Frenchie works as a delivery man to the abbey which is a neat bit of foreshadowing for how
many years later Maurice delivers that horrifying vision of Valak to Lorraine. “I had a vision in Amityville. It was the same one I had seven years ago. I had a premonition of your death.” In a similar way to how the Church closed
the gateway to Hell at the time of the Duke, at the end of the film, the portal in the
convent is closed when the blood of Christ spills into the pool of water on top of the
opening. Sister Irene appears to have defeated Valak
when she spits holy blood all over the demon which seems to send him back to Hell via the
gateway in the convent’s floor, but it looks like she was a little too late as right at
the end it appears that Maurice is now the vessel for Valak to escape. That ending was foreshadowed near the start
of the film when Frenchie told Sister Irene that the locals always spit when the castle
is mentioned in order “to ward off evil”. And although Frenchie said it was “an old
and silly superstition”, he spat on the ground himself before entering the castle for the
first time. James Wan has already said he has a potential
story in mind for a Nun sequel which would come back to Lorraine’s story in the two Conjuring
movies so far. Which means a Nun sequel could explore how
Valak returns via Maurice and could also illuminate just why the demon is so interested in the
Warrens. OK, so we need to talk in some more detail
about Sister Irene and how the movie teases a number of connections between her and Lorraine
Warren. First, there’s the interesting coincidence
that Taissa Farmiga, who plays Irene, is the real-life sister of Vera Farmiga who plays
Lorraine. Taissa is around 21 years younger than Vera
and with The Nun set in 1952, about 19 years before The Conjuring and 25 years before its
sequel, it seems possible there could be some kind of family connection between Irene and
Lorraine that might be revealed in the next Nun or Conjuring movie. And although during set visits for The Nun,
cast and crew said there’s no connection, they could just be trying to keep things under
wraps or give themselves time to figure out exactly how that’ll work in a sequel. Character-wise, Irene’s visions and premonitions
are similar to Lorraine’s psychic abilities and could point to their being related by
blood or otherwise connected. Then there’s a very interesting parallel in
how the demonic nun reveals itself to both Irene and Lorraine. Valak manifests itself to Irene via a mirror
during one of Irene’s visions in a similar way to how we see Lorraine’s vision of the
demon in a mirror during her Amityville séance. The Nun movie also echoes the scene from The
Conjuring 2 where the demon nun’s shadow crawls along a wall before physically appearing in
the painting of the Nun where it attacks Lorraine. In this movie, the nun’s shadow crawls along
the chapel wall before appearing in the mirror behind Irene. On top of that, during Maurice’s exorcism
which we see at the end of The Nun, the way he grabs and looks at Lorraine makes me wonder
if he senses a connection between her and Irene who he knew from Romania or, perhaps
in his terror, he mistook Lorraine for Irene, or maybe it’s actually Valak who feels the
connection between the two women. There’s also an Annabelle: Creation easter
egg in The Nun when we get to see again the photograph of Sister Charlotte with three
nuns and Valak that she showed to Mr Mullins in the Annabelle prequel movie. “That’s sister Maria. That’s sister Anna. And that’s sister Lucia.” “Who’s this?” “I… don’t know. I don’t think I even met her.” I was wondering if we might actually meet
Sisters Maria, Anna and Lucia, but the fact they were never mentioned in the Nun movie
makes me think they probably perished at the hands of Valak before Sister Irene arrived. Like in The Conjuring 2, The Nun also packs
a number of hidden Valak words into the background of the movie. The first one I noticed is that Valak’s name
is hidden in the window frame of Sister Victoria’s room. You can also see “Valak” in part of the periodic
table on the classroom wall, and it also appears as “VA01 LAK” on the luggage truck’s license
plate; in addition to that, it’s hidden among the trees of the forest. Right, now it’s time to talk about that big
twist that occurs when Irene is keeping vigil in the chapel. She sees nuns walk in to the chapel to pray
with her to keep Valak at bay but later they’re all tossed aside by the demonic force. As Sister Irene continues to pray in an attempt
to hold back the evil power, Valak slices a “V” into her exposed shoulders. The carving continues turning the “V” into
a pentagram, marking Irene and foreshadowing how Valak will later trick her and lead her
into a pentagram, finally possessing her before Frenchie places holy blood on her face to
cast out the demon and bring her back. Visually this is an impressive scene; however,
what happens next turns our understanding of the movie upside down when Sister Irene
realises that none of the nuns were ever really there with her. And at that point, it seems like all of Irene’s
interactions with the nuns have just been visions or spirits. This revelation links back to the opening
scene of the movie where Sister Victoria committed suicide. It seems like Victoria knew she was the last
surviving nun at the convent which is why she knew she had to sacrifice herself so that
Valak couldn’t take her soul and use her as “a vessel to escape.” And peppered through the movie are clues hinting
that the convent is empty of any living nuns. For example, the Abbess – who is dead herself
– won’t let anyone into the convent when they arrive and only Irene is allowed in the
next day. Also, initially when Irene finds Sister Oana
dead in the chapel it looks like she’s only just died, however after Irene’s vision disappears,
Oana’s body is still there but it’s very dark and seems to be decomposing suggesting Oana’s
actually been dead for some time. Which indicates that Irene’s conversations
with Oana were not with a living nun but rather they were visions or appearances of Oana’s
spirit. It’s possible many of these visions have been
a trick by Valak to weaken Irene psychologically and prepare her to be possessed when she unknowingly
walks into the pentagram. Basically, Valak has been taking her through
the three stages of demonic activity: infestation, oppression, and finally possession. A narrative thread left open at the end of
the movie is Father Burke’s wounded eye which he suffered when the ghost of Daniel attacked
Burke with his serpent tongue which latched itself on to the Father’s eye. Daniel was the boy who died when Burke tried
to exorcise him. Although Burke eventually gets away, I wonder
whether he was infected in any way similar to what happened to Frenchie. Overall, the plot of The Nun seems more complicated
and ambiguous than it needs to be and although I’ve laid out my understanding of the twist
based on my initial viewing, I can see there’s room for different interpretations. I’d love to hear your theories and thoughts
about the movie and its ending in the comments below and on Twitter, plus do share any other
Conjuring connections you spotted! Tap left to check out some freakishly creepy
facts about the making of The Nun or tap right for more horror movie videos. And if you enjoyed this, a like would be great
and a share would be awesome! Thanks for watching and see ya next time. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers!


  1. What do you think about The Nun's plot twist? 😲 Do you think we need "The Nun: Creation" to fix The Nun? 😨

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  2. Should watch the conjuring movies in order or the first to latest:
    • The Nun (2018)
    • Annabelle: Creation (2) (2017)
    • Annabelle (1) (2014)
    • The Conjuring (2013)
    • The Conjuring (2016)
    • Untitled Annabelle Film (2019)
    • The Crooked Man (Unknown Release Date)
    • The Conjuring 3 (Unknown Release Date)

    Release Date Of Annabelle 3 & The Conjuring 3, Everything You Need To Know About:

    Fan Theories About The Conjuring Universe:

  3. This was such a good movie. I really enjoyed and anyone who says it sucked just don’t have any taste. And don’t even have creativity in their pinky finger to create something like this.

  4. Well what a fucking co-incidence
    I am watching this vid when this channel has exactly 666K subs!!
    Uff thats creeping me out!!!

  5. When my son and I were watching the Nun I said to him … “How uncanny is it that Irene has such similar facial features to Lorraine” … didn’t know until I watched this that they’re sisters in real life! Haha I’m not crazy 😜

  6. Ok I watched the nun and I lost my voice the next day from screaming and I didn’t get to go to school that movie was hella scary and about 1 hour ago I wanted to watch it again but after watching this I’m so scared

  7. If you notice when the little boy goes in the graveyard and he stands in front of the one cemetery plot with the angel wings behind him that is another visual of what Valek can look like if you do any research on the different appearances of Valek

  8. I hope when they make the last movie Annabelle, the nun and another thing teams up and Ed, Lauren, Frenchie, and both sisters all defeat them it most likely wont happen but it would be cool!

  9. The valak word is also secretly shown when in conjuring 2 at the start edd and lawren having ha cup of tea during drawing the portrait of valak. Valak word was written near the window.

  10. Imo either Irene is Lorraine or there's some kind of blood connection as you said. I also have a feeling that in the sequel Lorraine or Ed might die and the curse might be passed onto their daughter or something like that. Idk to continue the movie series?

  11. I see how people think that Irene is Lorraine but just changed her name to forget her past but these movies are actually based off of real life so there is no way a woman did that they could be related but never have changed her name.

  12. Everyone talking about Irene and lorraine.. It is totally possible for them to be the same person.. And all the people saying well it cant be true because Irene is a nun and lorraine isnt, Nuns can leave the order whenever they say their final vows if they choose to live a normal life after a few years servitude but priests are the ones bound for the rest of their lives even if they try and leave and or are excommunicated this is a fact

  13. In the nun movie.. Sister irene said that demon needs a body to enter.. While demon killing irene, which body did the demon take?
    And if Maurice is possessed before irene being killed by ghost, why did Maurice rescued irene?

  14. one side evil and one side god now evil who attempt to escape that place possessing body and killing each nun
    and to stop that evil their these nun haves to prey that God.
    Now i feel this is fucking bullshit. you see that evil freely taking action where fucking god taking nap and these nun haves to prey him to wake him
    my theory is that Evil is active and god is shitty lazy.

  15. Watching this movie, i saw the frenchy connection. "Frenchy " maurice, was actually exorcised in the town of "Warren, Massachusetts " , which is where ive lived since 86. Was just after his exorcism when we moved here . A book was written called "satans harvest" describing the events.

  16. Okay, so, i’ve read to some comments and one of them like was related to that guy named James Wan but i didnt know he directed MOST of the horror kovies i liked and thats why its so related. He directed conjuring, the nun, annabelle and insidious. THATS WHY ITS CONNECTED IM SO STUPID UGH

  17. If u look carefully at 4:51 at the speed of by lowering the speed to 0.25 u can see valak a the most right and dark part of the frame
    look carefully!!!or take the screenshot of that and see it by zooming u will see Valak

  18. This may be a stretch but I see Irene’s visions of the other nuns, metaphorically, as a way to show her set of mind. It seems that she sees the other nuns as a source of comfort, as many Christians do, and that she physically sees them because she’s deeply distressed and is helped by her fellow nuns.

  19. Remember when Vatican chose sister Irene because she knew the place but ended up saying that she never been there? Could be the Vatican has something to do with all this?

  20. So, basically, the blood of Christ was wasted and did nothing to close the rift as Valak had already possessed Maurice?
    But since the blood of Christ is considered to be the holiest, wasn't Valak (even in the form of possessed Maurice) supposed to be sucked in the rift when blood of Christ is in the water?

  21. When did the nun take place? Ppl are assuming Irene and Lorraine are the same person. Depends on the time line

  22. Oh i thought that Lorain was Irene and lorain got scared when she was in the exorcism because she remembered that guy .

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