I must admit, I’m not too good with horror films, in particular, ones that rely on jump scares, but, due to the nature of the job, I will obviously watch them. The upcoming spin-off from The Conjuring, The Nun, which debuts in cinemas on 7th September, has had one of its ads removed from YouTube for allegedly being too scary. I’ve just watched it – I was prepared – and I still jumped a little. The Nun banned ad was reportedly taken down from YouTube for violating its policy. More below.
The Nun banned ad – YouTube removes 7-second promo for the new film
The Nun banned ad (banned is such a strong word for this, I know, as the content is nothing more than a split second long) was taken from the video hosting website as ‘This ad violates our shocking content policy and it’s no longer running as an ad,’ so said YouTube in response to a Tweet that surfaced over the past weekend.
That tweet read: “WARNING! If you see an ad on youtube with the volume sign ??? being turned down and nothing else, ITS A JUMPSCARE for the new NUN movie coming out. i advise you look away and/or turn down the volume if you have anxiety or just straight up hate jumpscares, pls rt to save a life.”
YouTube has guidelines for violent and shocking content in ads and lists examples on their website.
Appreciate you bringing this to our attention! This ad violates our shocking content policy and it’s no longer running as an ad. More info here: https://t.co/dOUocjUevh
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 14, 2018
You can make up your own mind by watching The Nun banned ad below, but obviously, be warned.
Personally, I’m looking forward to this movie as The Conjuring series is one of the better franchises we’ve seen on screen in recent years.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Nun.
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. 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 Nun is released on 7th September.