When The Conjuring 2 was released, audiences everywhere
left theatres terrified of a demonic crone guised as a sister of the religious
community. Not only was it the pasty-skin, yellow eyes, and resemblance to
Marilyn Manson that gave everyone the heebie jeebies, it was also its skill at
turning crosses upside down, prowling corridors, and hiding behind spooky
With James Wan’s sequel being an adaptation of both
the real-life investigations into the Amityville Horror and Enfield Poltergeist,
how much was Valak based on a true story?
Well, similar to Annabelle’s show-stealing
debut in The Conjuring, Valak had no connection to either of the famous
paranormal events, and was added to the film at the eleventh hour to make the
flick even scarier.
But, that doesn’t mean it was entirely
fictitious. Although the creepy nun was nowhere to be seen when Ronald DeFeo
Jr. murdered his family, or when Janet Hodgson became central to a media circus
after speaking in a disturbing voice, Valak was still a notorious demon of