The Nun is the fifth installment in The Conjuring Universe franchise. It is the spin-off of 2016’s “The Conjuring 2”. The Nun is an American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, from a story by Dauberman and James Wan. The film stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet.
Based on Valak, the nun in The Conjuring 2 who was dispatched to hell by Vera Farmiga’s psychic Lorraine Warren at the end. In this spin-off, The Nun will tell us her origins or at least the early days of her hauntings. The film is set in a Romanian abbey in 1952, where a young nun has committed suicide. To investigate the suicide, a Catholic church priest with a haunted past, Father Burke, is sent by the Vatican to the abbey with a novice on the threshold of her final vows to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Bonnie Aaron plays the role of Valak, The Nun just as she did in The Conjuring 2. The Nun is a particularly scary ghost/demon as her very appearance, even when she is still, is like that of somebody who is spine-chillingly not of this world. The Nun’s promos suggest most of it is set in cramped areas inside the abbey. This film could be a claustrophobic’s nightmare.
All in all, if you are looking for nerve chilling scary movie that will have you biting your nails involuntarily, The Nun will do it for you.