Following on from The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle and its sequel,
The Nun is the fifth film in the horror franchise.
The Nun is a prequel of sorts to The Conjuring 2 where a pair of paranormal
investigators were haunted by a demonic nun called Valak. Now The Nun
reveals the origins of Valak.
Set in 1950’s Romania, a young trainee nun, Sister Irene, (Taissa Farmiga,
carrying on the family tradition as her sister Vera Farmiga starred in both
Conjuring movies) is sent - by the Vatican- with an experienced priest
(Demian Bichir) to a remote Abbey in order to find out why a young Nun at
the Abbey has taken her life.
On their arrival they find out that a dark sinister veil has fell over the
Abbey and that an evil force is looking to seek out the soul of anyone
foolish enough to cross it.
The Nun is certainly not a patch on the previous four movies, the story is
confusing and for most of the time it resorts to the usual screams in the
dark in order to frighten its audience.
The murky grey settings of the Abbey - most of the action also takes place
at night - makes it difficult, for long periods, to make out what’s
Given how good the previous four movies were The Nun has to go down as a
not so scary disappointment.