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The Nun

  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • 2018
  • Corin Hardy
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

A troubled priest and a novice nun discover a religious order's terrible secret and battle a malevolent force while investigating the apparent suicide of a Romanian nun. Fifth instalment in The Conjuring Universe horror saga, starring Taissa Farmiga and Demián Bichir.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The universe of horror franchise The Conjuring expands further here, with the origin story of Valak, the sinister nun from The Conjuring 2 (and glimpsed in Annabelle: Creation). Set in 1952, the movie sees exorcist Demián Bichir and novitiate Taissa Farmiga sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide at the mysterious Abbey St Carta in Romania. Turns out the order is keeping the lid on a gateway to hell with regular doses of holy blood, but the evil is now getting too strong to be contained. The Hallow director Corin Hardy has a great eye for demonic detail and clearly knows the tricks of the terror trade. He pulls out all the ominous stops here, borrowing from the best in the process like Hammer, Lucio Fulci and William Peter Blatty. And Hardy never stints on doomy atmosphere or the chance to blind-side the viewer, in this precision shock horror spectacle that neatly ties together all the movies in the interconnected series.

Credits

Cast

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Father BurkeDemian Bichir
Sister IreneTaissa Farmiga
FrenchieJonas Bloquet
The NunBonnie Aarons
Sister OanaIngrid Bisu

Crew

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DirectorCorin Hardy

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2018-09-06
Languages
English | Latin | French | Romanian
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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