Directed by Corin Hardy, ‘The Nun’ narrates the story of a Valak, a demonic nun who was first seen in “The Conjuring 2.” Although the fifth instalment of the Conjuring series is justifiably scary and keeps up with the pace of other movies, but it never manages to answer the one question a spinoff would seem to exist to provide: What, exactly, does this otherworldly demon actually want?
The evil Nun referred as Valak certainly knows all of the tools of the trade; from slowly turning crosses upside-down, casting ominous shadows and switching on old-timey radios to emerging from walls to grab terrified novitiates from behind.
It won’t be wrong to say that this movie is well-edited and hence, has zero lag-time. You will not be bored as there are numerous horrifying scenes waiting to give you Goosebumps. The fifth movie elegantly carries the legacy of providing the darkest horror in the simplest manner.
The movie is set in 1952, the Abbey of St. Carta in rural Romania damaged from bombing during WWII. Throughout the movie you will see a cold, creaky medieval-era castle, surrounded by forests of crucifixes and ever-present fog, where inner-chamber doors have helpful Latin warning signs reading “God Ends Here.”
And one night, a young nun, clutching a mysterious key, hangs herself right in front of the building, discovered days later by a French-Canadian traveler known as Frenchie (Jonas Bloquet), who brings supplies in from a nearby village.
And in order to investigate the mystery of the dead Nun, the Vatican dispatches the most badass priest, Father Burke (Demian Bichir), to Romania. Father Burke is paired with a young, progressive-minded novice named Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) for some reasons.
And soon the adventurous voyage of Father, Sister Irene and Frenchie which initially began for solving the murder mystery of the dead Nun into a nightmare as the mystery unfolds. The Nun provides the most nail-biting 96 minutes of life-time.
The visual and sound effects are the movie will surely steal your breath away. But in case you are hoping to get genuine answers related to demonology then you may get disappointed. As per the final verdict, we would like to award this movie 8 out of 10 stars