YouTube has removed the latest trailer for The Nun after the site deemed that it was ‘too scary’ for viewers and violated the site’s policies.
The six-second advert sees a volume sign decreasing until it reaches mute, before the titular Nun appears to scare the living daylights out of viewers.
The promo for the upcoming The Conjuring spin-off has now been removed, after YouTube deemed that it violated its “shocking content policy”.
“We value diversity and respect for others, and we strive to avoid offending or shocking users with ads, websites, or apps that are inappropriate for our ad network”, YouTube confirmed in a statement.
The policy was first introduced to protect viewers against content that is “violent or shocking.”
It encompasses “promotions that are likely to shock or scare”, which is the direct reason for the trailer’s removal.
Although removed by YouTube, it’s since been re-uploaded by one user. You can watch it below if you’re feeling brave.
The Nun is the second spin-off to emerge from The Conjuring after Annabel: The Creation.
The first trailer was released earlier this year, along with an appropriately terrifying synopsis.
“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”, the synopsis teases.
“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.”
It’s set for release in UK cinemas on September 7.