The Nun, the latest spinoff from The Conjuring franchise launched by James Wan in 2013, hit theaters nationwide this weekend. It’s an origin story for Valak that takes place before any of the previous four Conjuring universe movies and can be enjoyed as a completely self-contained experience.
While you don’t need to have seen any of The Conjuring or Annabelle movies in order to enjoy The Nun, it may certainly inspire you to revisit the entire series. To that end, our friends at WatchMojo have released a video Top 10 list featuring the scariest moment from the two Conjuring movies, plus Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation!
It plays like a greatest hit of the franchise’s best scenes, sequences, and jump-scares that will keep fans of supernatural horror rapt. Give it a spin at the bottom of the article, followed by the synopsis and trailer for The Nun. If you can’t stream, or if you’re worried about jumping from fear in front of friends or co-workers, WatchMojo’s 10 scariest Conjuring moments are listed below.
- The Conjuring: The opening sequence introducing Annabelle.
- The Conjuring 2: The toy firetruck appearing outside Billy’s room—and the tent.
- Annabelle: Creation: Mullins stalking Carol and Nancy while ringing a bell.
- The Conjuring: The “Laundry Ghost” seen by Lorraine.
- The Conjuring 2: The opening sequence in Amityville.
- The Conjuring 2: The old man ghost tormenting Janet as she watches TV.
- Annabelle: The basement elevator.
- The Conjuring: Playing “Hide and Clap” with a ghost.
- The Conjuring 2: Lorraine faces the painting of Valak.
- The Conjuring: Bathsheba on the wardrobe.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Do you agree that these are the scariest moments from the first four movies in The Conjuring universe? What are some other terrifying moments that deserve a mention? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!