Film Review: The Nun
In the latest addition to The Conjuring franchise, The Nun has left the audience exhilarated. Since the release of the first The Conjuring film, the directors have been able to create an aura of fear and anticipation, one that sends chills up the audiences’ spines, causing them to look over their shoulder hours after watching the film. The Nun was no different and certainly did not disappoint.
Teased in The Conjuring 2, Lorraine Warren addresses visions she was having regarding an evil entity, disguised as a nun, who was going to end the life of Lorraine’s husband, Ed. The Nun goes back and tells the story of how the entity came to this realm in order to unleash harm. Sister Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, is a nun that has not taken vows and has been assigned by the Vatican to travel to an abbey in Romania alongside Father Burke to investigate the suicide of a nun.
Sister Irene and Father Burke travel to the abbey with the guidance of a farm boy, Frenchie, who was the initial one to find the nun hanging from stories up. Frenchie acts as comic relief throughout the movie but does not deter from the horror of the actions surrounding them.
Directed by Corin Hardy and written by James Wan, the director of the first two The Conjuring films, this movie captures both the gothic atmosphere and unsettling feeling as each character gets entangled in the malevolent actions. The musical score keeps you on the edge of your seat and the quick showings of the evil lead captivate. Even with the expectation that something is about to jump out, you cannot help but jump when that moment comes.