Expect to see a lot of The Nun this week. The latest spinoff in The Conjuringuniverse, launched by James Wan in 2013, is slated to haunt US theaters this Friday, September 7th. Directed by Corin Hardy and starring Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet, it’s being billed as the darkest chapter in The Conjuring franchise yet. The Nun also takes place chronologically before any of the previous Conjuring (or Annabelle) films, meaning it’s not just an origin story for the demon Valak (first introduced in 2016’s The Conjuring 2), it’s a starting point for the entire series. We saw a connection in 2017’s Annabelle: Creation, but whether or not The Nun somehow ties into the first Conjuring film remains to be seen.