The upcoming horror film The Nun has released a new virtual reality (VR) 360-degree video as part of its marketing campaign to prepare viewers for the films release. The release will allow viewers the chance to actually step into the world of the film and experience the horror that awaits them from an immersive view point.
The release of the 360-degree video comes following one of the film’s video adverts was removed from YouTube for being “too scary and violating the site’s policies”, reports fanfast. The new release is entitled Escape The Abbey and will put viewers right in the middle of the action. With the freedom to look around you in a full 360-degree field of view, the viewer will be following The Nun as she leads them deeper into the abbey and the darkness that awaits below.
Available to watch on your computer screen or a mobile device, the truly immersive way to experience the video will be to wear a VR headset. If you are able to keep your wits about you throughout the three and a half minute video, then perhaps you will be able to handle the full film when it releases September 7th, 2018.
The Nun is being directed by Corin Hardy and is co-writting by The Conjuring’s James Wan and Gary Dauberman. Featuring Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet as local villager Frenchie, Charlotte Hope Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons as The Nun, reprising her role from The Conjuring 2. The film’s synopsis describes the film as:
“When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, and a priest (Damian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate (Taissa Farmiga) 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 as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.”
The Escape The Abbey experience is available to watch now from the videos website. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on all things VR in the future so make sure to keep reading to stay up to date.