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 happening.

Given how good the previous four movies were The Nun has to go down as a not so scary disappointment.

The Nun (15)

1h 40m

Director: Corin Hardy
Starring: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Blocquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons

UK Release: Thursday 6th September 2018

The Nun - The Conjuring Universe Featurette

The Nun - Coffin