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.
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, Jonny CoyneIngrid, BisuAugust Maturo, Mark Steger, Sandra Rosko, Emma Appleton
Release Date: September 7, 2018
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images
Runtime: 1h 36 min
The Nun is the second spinoff from The Conjuring series and even though there is a solid set up and strong cast it’s a terribly generic entry. Corin Hardy seem intent on hitting just about every religious horror cliché as he guides his film from one jump scare to another. Taissa Farmiga and Demián Bichir carry the film ably even if their characters are just overused tropes we’ve all seen before. Farmiga is solid in her role but it’s a bit distracting that she looks like a carbon copy of her sister. A fact that the film doesn’t bother using as a plot point, even though it’s a gift wrapped bit of casting magic. Bichir is his usual strong self but the film doesn’t really take advantage of his acting chops. Jonas Bloquet seems out of place as a French Canadian living in Romania which is as silly as it sounds. The Conjuring films have always had a certain level of quality which makes the films special. Sadly, the spinoffs have been built around cheap jump scares and recycled tropes making them utterly forgettable.