Last week, New Line's hit horror sequel The Conjuring 2 debuted on Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate the home video release, the Australian distributor Roadshow Films decided to pull an epic prank on some unsuspecting moviegoers. The studio set up a warehouse screening of this horror sequel, and they asked fans to stay afterwards, to film video interviews with their reactions. Unfortunately for these moviegoers, it was all an elaborate and terrifying ruse, that involved one of the scariest aspects of this sequel.
The prank, which surfaced on Roadshow Films' YouTube, showed how a number of crew members turned what seemed to be an ordinary waiting area into an elaborate setup for this prank. What they don't know is that the vanity mirror is actually a two-way mirror, with an actress dressed up as the terrifying nun Valak, who we reported in June is getting her own spinoff. While all of these reactions to the creepy nun are hilarious, they saved the best for last, so make sure you watch until the very end, because it is definitely worth it.
This is actually the second epic prank involving Valak, with the first being set up in Brazil, just one day before the movie hit theaters. This prank was set up more like the actual scene in the movie, where prospective caregivers are given instructions to give a young girl some medicine when the alarm goes off. What happens next is quite terrifying, and although this prank is still scary, the last part at the end is down-right hilarious.
While this nun certainly provided a shocking twist to fans, director James Wan revealed shortly after the movie's release that this critical scene wasn't filmed until reshoots. Valka is first scene during the Amityville scenes in the beginning of the movie, but the final twist reveals that she is responsible for the Enfield haunting, and that her appearance at the Amityville house represented Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) having a premonition of what's going to happen to her husband in the near future.
The Conjuring 2 sadly also resulted in the real death of a 65-year-old man, who had a heart attack and passed away while watching this horror sequel. The Conjuring 2 took in $102.4 million domestically and $320 million worldwide, from a $40 million budget. Take a look at this epic prank for The Conjuring 2 below.