The Nun- A Conjuring Series Sequel
The Nun, new sequel of the conjuring series and the spin off of the 2016’s The conjuring 2 is released on 7 September 2018. This new horror movie The Nun is directed by the Corin Hardy and is written by Gary Dauberman and James Wan. This new sequel is one of the top horror movies till now and is going to bang the movie theaters. This movie is one of the best horror movies and is very interesting as the plot of the movie is following a priest and Catholic novitiate as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania.
Movie at a Glance-
Full Name- The Nun
Release Date- 7 September 2018
Released By- Warner Bros Pictures
Director- Corin Hardy
Writer- Gary Dauberman and James Wan
Producer- Peter Safran and James Wan
Starring- Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
Music By- Abel Korxeniowski
Running Time- 96 Minutes
Country- United States
Cast of the Movie The Nun-
Taissa Farmiga- Sister Irene
Ingird Bisu- Sister Oana
Demian Bichir- Father Burek
Jonny Coyne- Gregoro
Jonas Bloquet- Maurice “Frenchie” Theriault
Mark Steger- The Duke
Bonnie Aarons- Valak / The Nun
Ani Sava- Sister Jessica
Charlotte Hope- Sister Victoria
Jared Morgan- Marquis
August Maturo- Daniel
Claudio Chrles Schneider- Demon
Michael Smiley- Bishop Pasquale
On one of the best movie review websites Rotten Tomatoes shows that, the movie holds an approval rating of 28% based on the more than 100 reviews. And the movie got the rating of average 4.6 out of the 10. Audience Score is about 50% . Based on the reviews the critic Consensus says- “The Nun boasts strong performances, spooky atmospherics, and a couple decent set-pieces, but its sins include inconsistent logic and narrative slackness.”. The IMDB rating of the movie is not that much good and scores 6 out of 10 stars. And on the other hand the Forbes says that “’The Nun’ Nabs $131M, Making ‘Conjuring’ The Biggest R-Rated Horror Series Ever”. On one another website named Metacritc, the film has a weightage average score of about 46 out of the 100 to The Nun. Ans based on the lot of reviews Audience poll by Cinema Score gave the film an average grade of “C”.
Let us discuss the plot of the movie now understand the screenplay and the story of The Nun.
The story begins in Romania 1952, where two nuns living at the Monastery Cârța got attacked by an invisible presence while searching for something. One of the Surviving Nun, Sister Victoria, got out from the attacker and jumps out the room through a window, hanging herself, as the attacker, a bad horror demonic entity in clothes of a nun, appears outside the room. Her body is discovered by the Frenchie next morning, a man living in a nearby village and tasked with transporting supplies to the nuns.
When the Vatican comes to know about the incident they dispatches troubled priest Father Burke to investigate along with young novitiate Sister named Irene. The pair travels to Romania and meets with Frenchie who takes them to the abbey. At the abbey they discover that Sister Victoria’s body has inexplicably moved from where Frenchie originally moved it, fresh blood was there. And they also find a key on body which was very unexpected there.
Burke reveals that a boy he exorcised was fatally injured during the exorcism and has been grieving ever since. The demonic entity terrorizes the pair that night and Burke is rescued by Irene after being trapped in a coffin. They discover to their horror that the coffin is filled with several books about the occult.
Additionaly, Entering the chapel outside the abbey, they find themselves unable to enter the actual abbey and encounter the abbess, who informs them that the nuns are having a vow of silence for the night but they can return the next day, offering lodging at the nearby convent. Frenchie is attacked by a possessed nun corpse as he returns to the village, but manages to escape. Irene mentions how she has various visions including that of a nun.
The next day, Irene and Burke return to the abbey but only the former can enter as it is cloistered. She meets some of the other nuns and learns that they are praying constantly, swapping in shifts to keep evil at bay. One of the nuns, Sister Oana, reveals the abbey’s history: it was built as a castle by a duke who was obsessed with the occult and the dark arts during the Dark Ages.
The duke summoned a demonic entity via a rift he opened in the catacombs but was killed by Vatican troops who captured the castle and sealed the rift with an artifact that contains the “blood of Jesus Christ” before Valak could fully emerge. The effects of the bombings during the Second World War caused the rift to open again, unleashing the same entity, which has taken the form of a nun and whom several nuns have spotted at night. Meanwhile, in the chapel, Burke identifies the entity as Valak after reading the books from the coffin and discovers the abbess’s body is being controlled by demonic forces who shift into the boy he exorcised.
In the village, Frenchie discovers that the evil from the abbey is plaguing the village after learning of the suicide of a young girl, and decides to head back to the abbey to try and save Irene and Burke. Irene is attacked by Valak and experiences more visions that night. She enters the main part of the abbey where several nuns start to pray to fend off Valak. The group is attacked, suffering large casualties and a demonic force carves a pentagram into Irene’s skin. Hearing the chaos, Burke tries to enter the abbey to save Irene but is attacked by a possessed nun corpse. He is saved by a shotgun-wielding Frenchie and the pair enter the abbey to rescue Irene. Upon reaching Irene, the group discovers that none of the nuns were real and they were all visions from Irene. They also learn that Sister Victoria was the last nun alive and had actually hung herself to stop Valak from possessing her body and spreading evil.
Theorizing that Valak can only be stopped if they seal the damaged rift with the blood, the trio enter the catacombs and retrieve the blood vial with the key Sister Victoria had before searching for the rift. The group is attacked and separated by Valak and the ghosts of the dead nuns. Irene is lured into a pentagram and possessed by Valak. Frenchie uses some of the blood to free her. Valak emerges, incapacitating Frenchie and throwing Irene into a flooded chamber that contains the actual rift. Burke is wounded by the ghost of the boy who died as Valak starts to drown Irene. As Valak inspects Irene’s body, she spits the blood at the demon, banishing it before using the blood to seal the rift. After Frenchie rescues and resuscitates Irene, he reveals his real name as Maurice to Irene and the trio leave the abbey. However, Maurice is revealed to be partially possessed by Valak via injuries he sustained during the fight.
After twenty one years at a university seminar, Carolyn Perron watches video of the Warrens trying to exorcise Maurice. Maurice touches Lorraine, giving her visions of Ed dying, which initiate the Warrens investigation on the Perron household haunting, as well as their encounter witEh Valak itself.
And in this way movie The Nun ends. Let’s See what will be the Next of The Nun.