Alonso Student News
By Kenedi French
This horror movie was NUNthing to joke about. Told in 1952 Romania following a Roman Catholic preist and a nun in her novitiate as they discover the terrifying and unholy secret in the Mănăstirea Cârţa, The Nun is a heinous thriller filled with the shocking jump scares and gut-wrenching gore.
Directed by Corin Hardy, the 2018 power film is the spinoff of The Conjuring 2 (2016), making it the fifth installment in The Conjuring Universe. The movie was released on September 7th in the United States by Warner Bros Pictures. The story was co-written by James Wan who also co-produced the movie. Mr. Wan had previously directed many other horror films making him generally the perfect choice for this film. Upon release the motion picture grossed $233.2 million with a $22 million budget. It ran for 96 minutes starred Demián Bichir (Father Burke), Tarissa Farmiga (Sister Irene), Jonas Bloquet (Maurice “Frenchie” Therequilt) and Bonnie Aarons (Valak/The Nun).
My friends and I planned a Saturday viewing of the movie, two days after its release. We entered the movie and sat in the second row from the screen. Right off the bat, the movie was terrifying, shaking my companions and I down to the core. For the entire rest of the picture, the cinema was filled with shrieking and flinching.
Overall, I would 10 out of 10 recommend this movie to anyone courageous enough to view it. The Nun was frightful yet intriguing. It was SISTER SCARY.