The Nun Movie Review

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Release Date   : 07/09/2018

Genre               : Horror, Thriller

Cast                  : Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aaron, Demian Bichir, Charlotte Hope

Director            : Corin hardy

Duration           : 2 hrs 03 mins

Language         : English

This movie, The Nun is a prequel to the ‘ Conjuring’ franchise features a Catholic priest and novice nun sent by the Vatican to investigate a mysterious suicide in 1952 Romania.  The unsettling atmosphere forms the strongest aspect of the film. A place of worship defiled by malevolence is a powerfully disturbing notion, and ‘The Nun’ capitalises on it as much as possible. ‘The Nun’ is steeped in Catholic imagery making for impactful visuals.

When a young nun kills herself at an abbey in Romania, Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) are identified by the Vatican as the pair to look into the strange circumstances leading to her death. They quickly realize they are up against something well beyond their understanding when they encounter ‘The Nun’. Centuries ago, this evil entity was fended away by divine forces but is unleashed once again through human folly, now seeking to cross over into our realm.

Graveyards are spooky enough by mere existence, and the dark interiors of sprawling castles equipped with murky spaces add to the setting. The background score is garishly gruesome, signalling dangers lurking around the corner. The lead characters are devoid of any personality beyond their mission at hand, even though actors Demián Bichir and Taissa Farmiga are committed enough to give all they can muster. Sure, the first few appearances of the so-called Nun are disturbing. Overall, if you are a sucker for horror films you can check this one out.