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The Nun (2018)

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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

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Corin Hardy

Writers:

Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), James Wan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Father Burke (as Demian Bichir)
Taissa Farmiga ... Sister Irene
Jonas Bloquet ... Frenchie
Bonnie Aarons ... The Nun
Ingrid Bisu ... Sister Oana
Patrick Wilson ... Ed Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Lorraine Warren
Lili Taylor ... Carolyn Perron
Charlotte Hope ... Sister Victoria
Sandra Teles ... Sister Ruth
Maria Obretin Maria Obretin ... Sister Abigail
August Maturo ... Daniel
Jack Falk ... Daniel
Lynnette Gaza ... Mother Superior
Ani Sava ... Sister Jessica
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Storyline

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 the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Written by Warner Bros.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Romanian | Latin

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,807,379, 9 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$117,443,149, 20 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$360,045,963, 21 October 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set to hit cinemas in mid-July of 2018 but was pushed back closer to Halloween season on September 7, in hopes of doing as successful at the box office as It (2017) did last year, which smashed records and earned more than USD $700M. See more »

Goofs

The ending of The Nun shows the connection with The Conjuring (2013). The Warrens deal with a possessed man (played by different actor in The Conjuring). In The Nun, it is revealed that the guy Frenchie (played by another actor) in The Nun is, in fact, the possessed man in The Conjuring, and they use that actor in the closer shots, when we see his face, to make a clearer connection. However, when the shot is from further distance, the original actor from The Conjuring is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Father Burke: Next time do use the shotgun.
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Crazy Credits

Mario Di Donato, Fr. Burke stand-in. See more »


Soundtracks

Nun Painting
from The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Written by Joseph Bishara
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Very VERY VERY cliche. Lots of jump scares. Dragging plot.
7 September 2018 | by tonyjcole94See all my reviews

This film is OBVIOUSLY missing the James Wan touch that we loved in the conjuring universe films. Even when Wan used jump scares , it worked bc the atmosphere was tense and creepy . In "The Nun" they're overly planted everywhere in the movie to make up for the fact that the director couldn't keep the audience captivated any other way.

The plot is basic to say the least, it's almost like they just threw it together in 5 minutes to make up a back story for The Nun. The film had so much potential to give the audience a interesting creepy back story to one of the conjuring's iconic villains. Instead we're saturated with filler for the 1st and 2nd act , and FINALLY get something going on the final act . Up until then it's nothing but jump scare city . So if that's up your alley for horror movies then you'll love this . I personally think the brief amount of time The Nun was in the Conjuring 2 was 100000x better than this full length film.

They also tried to go with this new trend of adding some comedy into a horror film and it's just badly placed and awkward . The acting is okay . Taissa Farmiga & Demien Bichir are the main characters and give pretty good performances.

Anyway, Overall this movie could've gone straight to DVD or Netflix . Don't think it deserved to hit the big screen if it wasn't going to be directed by Wan . There's some creepy/scary enjoyable moments but overall it's very cliche and downright boring at times. Watch when you're at home on a rainy day with nothing do. Don't waste ur money like i did


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