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Valak Almost Had A Much Different Look In THE CONJURING 2

Valak is the main antagonist for The Conjuring 2, and during the film he takes on several different forms to scare the main characters. One of which is The Crooked Man, a disgustingly thin monster inspired by the nursery rhyme of the same name.

The monster was so unnatural that audience thought he was completely done with digital effects – except he wasn’t; he was portrayed by Javier Botet who received similar responses with his portrayal in Mama.

With that said, here’s a few designs from concept artist Jared Krichevsky who explains that Wan originally envisioned The Crooked Man “with a large moon face.”

According to Villains Wiki:

Valak is the main antagonist of the 2016 live action horror film, The Conjuring 2, and the upcoming 2018 spin-off The Nun. It manifests as a demonic nun before Lorraine Warren and as The Crooked Man before Ed Warren and the Hodgson family.

It was portrayed by Bonnie Aarons as a nun, and Javier Botet as the Crooked Man. Botet also played Tristana Medeiros in the REC film series.

With that said, The Conjuring 2 takes place in 1977 where “paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.”

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Source: Jared Krichevsky 

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