Movie Review; The Nun (2018)

by - 4:41:00 PM

Movie title: The Nun

Year / Genre / Language: 2018 / Horror / English


When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.


4 / 5

This is the third movie that I watched from The Conjuring universe, yes. Aside from The Conjuring 1 & 2, I haven't watch Annabelle 1 & 2 yet, so that's why.

As a horror movies enthusiast (despite being the biggest coward ever), this movie is not really bad. Although the storyline is quite cliche (haunted buildings with a dark past, etc) I see that they are focusing more on the demon's merciless attack and its overall appearance.

Well, talk about the demon appearance, or Valak to be specific, well, he (I consider Valak as a HE although he dressed like a nun) is terrifying, yes he is. He is 'something' you REALLY don't want to come across in ANY circumstances, I assure you. I haven't gotten over the attack he did in The Conjuring 2, and as a person with a wild imagination, I can't help but always pictured him standing at the end of the hallway of my dorm everytime I return to my room.

Sister Irene were still under her novice period (kinda like a training period or something?) but it was a brave move to accept the invitation of Father Burke to solve the mystery of Sister Victoria's suicide and the monastery overall. Frenchie, on the other hand, seemed to have an interest on Sister Irene but you know that nuns are forbidden to have any romantic relationship, so yes, they won't end up together.

I feel bad for Father Burke because the demon really took Father Burke's weakness for granted.

This story also explains why the demon took the form of a nun. At least my question was answered as I kept thinking why Valak has something to do with the nun?

The atmosphere of the story is good, the gothic-horror vibes are really there. And it literally feels like we were really trapped in the monastery together with them. And another thing is, you don't even know if they are real humans or not. Gosh. I hate the feeling.

But I like to comment on the storyline. It felt somewhat lacking. Although the dark incidents in the past are shown in the movie, I wish I could see more of it, a more solid backstory. So far this movie only provides us jumpscares and scary encounterance, but not the deeper, meaningful impact that are memorable aside from the demon's attack.

However, I like how the ending of this movie correlates with The Conjuring, so we can see the relation between this movie and The Warren.

As I am already getting used to see Valak's terrifying face (to the point I don't close my eyes anymore when he appears on the screen), I did consider of rewatching this movie again.

best wishes, 

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  1. I have yet to watch this movie! I REALLY wanted to but life happens. Hopefully I can watch it some time around this week or so. I love your review btw! Can't wait to watch it ><

    Lenne | Blog

    1. thank you! hahaha hopefully you have the chance to watch! ><

  2. This movie is just released, right? I'm thinking about watching it but takde kawan nak pergi.

    1. yup, it was just released last week (actually I don't remember) XD maybe you can watch online? but I don't know which website available if you really want to watch it

  3. i ada tengok reviews tapi cerita ni macam tak kebaboom macam munafik 2. mereka kata bosan sikit dan tetiba banyak hantu keluar hahaha. anyway ive watched first annabelle movie but kinda boring for me. maybe i'll have a watch on this movie bila dah boleh download

    1. hahaha I read a lot of mixed reviews for this movie too, ada yang betul jugak sebab this movie kinda lack of storyline and focusing more to frightening the audience instead tapi props dekat demon dia sebab memang menakutkan haha

  4. nope.. genre ni takmoooo takleh tengok jiwa takuatttt hehe..

    1. hahahaha sama la tapi saya tak pernah serik ><