‘The Nun’ Prank Scares the Hell out of VR Users

It’s been a little while since we’ve had some fun movie marketing pranks to share.

There have been some amusing little movie pranks over the years, such as when The Ring spirit Samara scared TV hosts and unsuspecting customers in an electronics store. Roadshow Films has crafted the latest prank, inviting members of the public to its offices to “test” a VR experience for highly marketed Conjuring franchise entry The Nun. What they didn’t know was that the VR experience would suddenly stop, and when they lifted their VR masks… Yeah, they’re not in for a fun moment. It’s amusing stuff, with some impressive screams, and one guy even smashes a piece of equipment.

It’s not the first time horror creation The Nun was used in a prank. This Conjuring 2 mirror prank even had one victim retaliate against the demon, showing off some impulsive aiming with a bottle.

The Nun, starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu and Bonnie Aarons, opens in Australian cinemas 6 September and in the US on 7 September.

Official synopsis for The Nun:

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 the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

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Guillermo, Founder and Manager of Screen Realm, lives and breathes all things screen and pop culture. He has over eight years' experience in the media landscape in a career that has encompassed television, radio, and the online space. When he's not working hard on Screen Realm, you can find him at a local Sydney cinema or catching up on his ever-growing list of must-watch TV shows.