By: Abigail Frye
If you’re looking for something that will almost make you pee your pants while simultaneously yell at actors in a movie that have no idea you exist, look no further, The Nun can give you all of that and more.
As the fifth installment in The Conjuring series, I already knew what I was getting into when I pulled into the theater, and I wasn’t disappointed. This movie is first chronologically, but it ties into the later movies so it all comes together nicely.
The development of the movies kind of gives me a Star Wars feel as they weren’t released in order of dates, but obviously it works. Within minutes of the movie starting, you get to witness dead nuns. If you think this sounds pretty unholy, you’d be correct.
The film gives you an unsettling feeling right from the very beginning and wastes no time in setting up the plot. I mean, unless you don’t find a demonic robed nun floating around the corridors of a dark and creepy castle unsettling. If that happens to be you, you might want to reevaluate some things.
This movie has everything from forbidden romance to a little bit of comedic relief in the form of Frenchie, a local that helps out a priest and an almost nun fight off the evil that resides in Romania. Frenchie gives the audience a breath of fresh air throughout the stressful moments of the story, giving it balance.
I would not go as far as saying this is the best movie in the franchise, but I would rank it above Annabelle, which was a mess of a movie. The Nun was fairly predictable but still gave different twists to keep the plotline interesting to follow. I wouldn’t mind giving this movie another watch, and I would probably still jump at a few of the scares.
Do not go in expecting this movie to absolutely terrify you, because you might leave a little disappointed, but expect to be entertained with frightening moments that will make you question why anyone would want to be alone in Romania. Overall, I would recommend this film for the upcoming Halloween season.