Direction: Corin Hardy
Production: New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster
Productions and The Safran Company
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet and Charlotte Hope
Music: Abel Korzeniowski
Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre
Editor: Michel Aller and Ken Blackwell
With the completely horror thrilled trailer, ‘The Nun’ has hyped up more expectations among the horror movie lovers with unexpected haunting shots and sequences. Buzzing about having the prequel of ‘The Conjuring Universe’ and ‘The Conjuring 2’, this movie is stated to reveal how and why the demon nun ‘Valak’ kills the nuns and the mystery behind how Carta Monastery had become haunted in Romania.
Inorder to investigate with the haunted happenings in the Monastery, Father Burke (Demián Bichir) from Vatican and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) goes to find the reason behind the haunted place. On the other hand, Sister Irene is yet to get the vows to be a holy nun, gets the vision of how supernatural evils exist and for what they haunt. Seeing the blood shed dead body of a nun near the chapel in the abbey, Jonas Bloquet (referred as ‘Franchie’) gets scar which is then continuing with guiding Father Burke and Sister Irene with investigating the case and reach the entry of chapel. Also haunted with the sin of not rescuing a guy during his exorcism, Father Burke also gets the visions of the dead boy ‘Daniel’. Sister Irene joins Father Burke by accompanying Franchie and finds out the way of destroying the Gothic and demonic nun.
Apart from the haunted sequences and thrilling attacks of evils, the background score of the Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski in ‘The Nun’, had given so much depth to the movie. Along with the background music, the special effects and visual effects had been the main pillars of having the thrill throughout the end. The makeup and the production design will never fail to disappoint to make scary people to close their eyes while watching each and every evil attacks in the movie. Having a very simple and the précised runtime, the horror might be less thrilling if we compare the movie to the previous ‘The Conjuring’ movies. Some viewers might get the doubt in the end if the movie is really over with the sudden climax.
On the whole, not so scary than the previous series of ‘The Conjuring’, if one needs to enjoy the thrill with unexpected twists and turns, ‘The Nun’ will be a good ‘thriller’ option for this weekend than being a horror movie.