Monday, September 10, 2018

The Nun is Back to Possess You! (Movie Review)


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The Nun (2018)
Directed by Corin Hardy
Written by Gary Dauberman
Starring Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bechir Nájera, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons.

The Nun is a spin-off of 2016's The Conjuring 2, and serves as the fifth installment of the Conjuring Universe (my kind of Universe--sorry, Marvel). The movie follows Father Burke (Demián Bechir Nájera) and Catholic novitiate Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as they uncover a secret after the suicide of a nun at a monestary in Romania in 1952.


Taissa Farmiga and Demián Bechir give outstanding performances. Actually, everybody does, to be honest. The acting is well-done. The atmosphere of the movie is very gothic, chilling, cold, and unsettling. The evil-church sounding music that plays whenever Valak/The Nun shows up is so creepy. This movie has a lot of twists and turns, creepiness, and parts that are scary and chilling. And "Frenchie" was a very good comic relief anf character.


Critics and fans have complained about jump scares but I see nothing wrong with jump scares. Afterall, this is a horror movie; it's quite common. I didn't have a problem with jump scares but that was actually the only thing that really scared me. There was another part involving a zombie-like nun that creeped me the hell out, but otherwise, that was pretty much it.

The movie is good; it has a great story, acting, music, and atmosphere, but it fails to actually scare. I was expecting to be scared because The Conjuring and Annabelle movies are scary as hell, but The Nun failed to do so. Nevertheless, watch it! It's a great horror movie.


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