Movie Review: ‘THE NUN’

The Nun (September 6, 2018)

“The Abbey has a long history, not all good.”


Director: Corin Hardy 

Producers: James Wan, Walter Hamada, Peter Safran

Writer: James Wan, Gary Dauberman

Editor: Michel Aller

Cinematographer: Maxime Alexandre 

Composer: Abel Korzeniowski

Cast: Bonnie Aarons, Demian Bichir, Teissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloguet 


This movie starts off with a young nun committing suicide so Valak doesn’t possess her. Once the church finds out about that suicide they send a priest and a nun, that hasn’t done her final vows yet, to investigate if that land are still holy.

I had high hopes for The Nun. Just look at their record. In the conjuring universe we had The Conjuring, Conjuring 2 which were both good and also Annabelle and Annabelle Creations. For me the first Annabelle was the worst of the franchise. Another reason I was excited for The Nun was the advertising, which was very little, but very impactful at the same time. Remember when YouTube had to delete a spot because people complain it was too scary. That was brilliant and that really brought my excitement to a whole new level.

Lets talk about the things that I like about The Nun. I thought the best thing about The Nun was the cinematography. Maxime Alexandre did a great job with the camera movements, lighting and overall look of the film, but I felt that you can tell when something scary is about to happen because of the camera movements. 

Another standout of the film is the sound track. Just like in most great horror films the sound track is what keeps you in engaged, and that is exactly what The Nun did for me.

If you are not a fan of a lot of jump scares this isn’t for you, as for me there were some jump scares that actually surprised me, and when it did I felt chills crawl down my spine, but the scares weren’t earned just like in most mediocre horror films, so it wasn’t as impactful like some horror film like nightmare on elm street (1984) and John Carpenter’s Halloween just to name a few.

I wasn’t really a fan of the characters themselves, but the acting I liked if that make since. The characters didn’t really have great motivation. One was just doing it because it was his job another just joked most of the time and the other we don’t know why she came. The church just called for her. I guess it is because she had vision, but not completely sure. 

Overall I think most people will enjoy this, but for me it wasn’t a horror film that met my expectations and was just a disappointment. It had great things about it like the cinematography, score, and acting, but the story itself was not interesting and at time I was bored to death.