YouTube jumps into action as viral film trailer terrifies unsuspecting viewers

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As per a report from Deadline, the video violated YouTube's "content policy". Naturally, viewers have been responding to this by raising the volume, at which point a horrifying nun face and sound tear out of the void in the mother of all jump scares. Watch the trailer for it below and let us know what you think of the next chapter in the Conjuring franchise.

The warning garnered more than 130,000 retweets, confirming just how many YouTube users found this advice helpful. The six-second ad shows first a volume control icon and then a startling appearance by the movie's demon-Nun. In fact, the movie's recent YouTube ad has been pulled from the streaming service due to the promo's jump scare being so frightening that it led to a wave of complaints and a violation of YouTube's policy. You can still experience it up above, though fair warning: don't watch it with headphones, otherwise you're likely to jump out of your chair. "This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad". In the wake of the tragedy, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.

"The Nun", an offspring of "The Conjuring" series, focuses on the suicide of a nun in 1950s Romania and, according to MovieWeb, was filmed in a spooky castle in Romania. Together, the two of them 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 a demonic nun.

The film is also set to star Demian Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu and Bonnie Aarons. Directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow), The Nun is produced by Conjuring director James Wan and was written Gary Dauberman (It).

The Nun opens in theaters on September 7.