‘The Conjuring 2’: Crooked Man Not CGI, Played By ‘Mama’ Actor; Plus Alternate Designs For The Creepy Character

By Nicole Tingson | 2 years ago
‘The Conjuring 2’: Crooked Man Not CGI, Played By ‘Mama’ Actor; Plus Alternate Designs For The Creepy Character
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Valak, the demon nun of “The Conjuring 2” has frightened not only the Hodgson family and supernatural investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren but even everyone who saw the film. But the demon nun wasn’t always in the form of the demon nun. Apart from using Bill Wilkins, a poor soul trapped in the house, Valak would scare the family by turning into the Crooked Man.

The Crooked Man was from the children’s toys. It showed a really thin and tall silhouette of  a man that Valak turned into to scare the children and the Warrens away.

Because of the form of the Crooked Man, a lot of people were convinced that it was purely CGI. Nonetheless, “The Conjuring 2” director James Wan revealed that it was not CGI and it was, in fact, played by “Mama” actor Javier Botet.

But the Crooked Man wasn’t always a slender man. According to Comic Book, concept artist from “Krampus” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Jared Krichevsky said that Wan originally wanted the Crooked Man with “a large moon face.” And so, the artist presented some of the alternative designs for the spooky form of Valak.

Crooked Man 1

Crooked Man 2

“The Conjuring 2” was from New Line Cinema and director James Wan who also directed films like “Furious 7” and the upcoming horror flick, “Lights Out”. The sequel to “The Conjuring” was from the file of world renowned supernatural investigators and demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This, of course, implies that both movies were indeed based on a true story. The first movie was a huge success and so was “The Conjuring 2.”

Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga returned for her role as Lorraine Warren alongside Patrick Wilson who also returned to play Ed Warren.

The story took place in 1977 when the Warrrens traveled to London to help out a single mother who is raising four children. The house they lived in was plagued by malicious spirits who even took over the Madison Wolfe’s Janet Hodgson. It introduced the main antagonist, the demon nun Valak who Lorraine foresaw a year before taunting to kill her husband, Ed.

Despite its horror nature, the movie received positive reviews from viewers.

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Photo Sources: Comic Book

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