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The Nun

The Nun

Pray For ForgivenessSep. 05, 2018USA96 Min.R
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Movie Review

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

“The Nun,” a 2018 American gothic supernatural horror film, sent shivers down the spines of audiences with its eerie narrative and spine-tingling performances. Directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, the film is a spin-off and prequel to the hair-raising events of “The Conjuring 2.” It also proudly claims its position as the fifth installment in the spine-chilling Conjuring Universe franchise.

Plot and Characters:

Set against the backdrop of 1952 Romania, the movie revolves around a Roman Catholic priest and a young nun in her novitiate. Their quest for spiritual solace takes a nightmarish turn as they confront an unholy secret lurking in the shadows. At the center of this malevolent force stands the Demon Nun, an incarnation of Valak, portrayed by Bonnie Aarons, reprising her role from “The Conjuring 2.” Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, and Jonas Bloquet lead the cast with performances that will haunt your dreams.


Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema made a spine-chilling announcement, revealing “The Nun” as a spin-off companion to “The Conjuring 2.” This announcement came just five days after the latter’s release, heightening the anticipation among fans of the franchise. The film was produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, with an initial script crafted by David Leslie Johnson. Director Corin Hardy took the helm, reworking the screenplay alongside Wan and Dauberman. Principal photography commenced in May 2017, with Bucharest, Romania, serving as the eerie backdrop. Notably, an Eastern Orthodox priest blessed the set during filming, adding to the film’s eerie aura.

The Unleashing of Horror:

“The Nun” descended upon the United States on September 7, 2018, under the banner of Warner Bros. Pictures. Critics praised the film for its stellar performances and chilling atmosphere. However, it faced criticism for its weak narrative and occasional lapses in logic. Despite the mixed reviews, “The Nun” terrified audiences worldwide and went on to become the highest-grossing film in “The Conjuring” series, amassing an astonishing $365 million in global box office earnings.

A Sinister Return:

In 2023, fans of “The Nun” were treated to a wicked surprise with the release of “The Nun II.” Directed by Michael Chaves and co-produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, this sequel promises to delve deeper into the terrifying legacy of Valak, unleashing another wave of terror upon unsuspecting audiences.

The Nun
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The Nun
Original title The Nun
IMDb Rating 5.3 153,069 votes
TMDb Rating 5.9 5,946 votes


Corin Hardy


Taissa Farmiga isSister Irene
Sister Irene
Demián Bichir isFather Burke
Father Burke
Bonnie Aarons isThe Nun / Valak
The Nun / Valak
Jonas Bloquet isMaurice Theriault
Maurice Theriault
Ingrid Bisu isSister Oana
Sister Oana
Vera Farmiga isLorraine Warren
Lorraine Warren
Lili Taylor isCarolyn Perron
Carolyn Perron
Charlotte Hope isSister Victoria
Sister Victoria
Sandra Teles isSister Ruth
Sister Ruth

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