The Nun is a 2018 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, from a story by Dauberman and James Wan. It is a spin-off of 2016's The Conjuring 2 and the fifth installment in The Conjuring Universe. The film stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet. The plot follows a priest and a Catholic novitiate, as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania.
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Why It Rocks Edit
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- The cinematography is chilling and fits the nightmarish tone of the movie.
- The actor’s performances are amazing, especially from Taissa Farmiga and Bonnie Aarons.
- Valak/The Demon Nun is still an unforgettable, demonic character.
- Nunerous amount of well-executed scary and serious scenes.
- Terrifying visual effects.
- The idea of a priest with a haunted past investigating the mysterious suicide of a nun and discovering it’s the influence of a demonic figure is pretty original
- Decent character and story-development.
- Much like Annabelle: Creation, it’s an origin film about one of the most memorable antagonists in The Conjuring franchise.
- Corin Hardy has great skills as a director.
Bad Qualities Edit
- The film wasn’t well-received at the box office, as it had gotten mixed reviews and a low score on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The narrative can get boring and a bit poor at times.
- Overuse of jumpscares, the most overused, obnoxious and boring cliche in all of horror films.
- One of the ads got banned on YouTube for using a jump scare, which is against YouTube's policies for ads. It also imitated the iOS volume interface being turned down, a big no-no in advertising.