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Scary movies have always been a mystery to me. They seem to defy all sorts of logic – people not staying with groups, someone being overly curious about something they saw or heard… the list could go on and on, and yet no matter how cliche or how tired the formula may be, it’s still a different experience everytime. The Nun is the latest scary movie to hit cinemas and what is being touted to be one of the scariest in recent memory, it sure made us laugh.
Let me explain. You see scary movies, to me at least, is one of the few genres that will actually elicit an audience reaction while watching. It’s inevitable – the screams, the nervous laughter, people covering their eyes and ears, people cowering. The Nun would fall into the “jump scare” category for me, as the film is filled with sudden bursts of fright that eventually turns the whole audience into a laughing mess immediately afterwards. After a scream, we laughed. After a scary sequence, we laughed. It never failed and for me, that’s the sign of a good scary movie – how much the audience looked at each others faces after a sequence and laughed at each others reactions.
It’s weird, I know, but you get it. I don’t know if it’s just a Filipino thing but I’m actually glad it is because I’m really not a fan of scary movies and watching it with a crowd that will scream and laugh with me is an experience that you should try at least once.
The story of The Nun is nothing too mind blowing to say the least. The synopsis goes like this: “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. 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.” It’s not the most original but for what it aims to be, it works very well and people who have watched The Conjuring films will most likely watch this one as well, since it falls into the same “universe”.
Overall, The Nun is a good movie to catch with friends (and potential girlfriends). It’s not the type to win any accolades, the acting isn’t academy award worthy, nor is the story something to write home about, but in the end watching a scary movie is really all about the experience and The Nun delivers in that aspect. The movie is very predictable, and that’s alright, because even if you know what happens next, it doesn’t change the fact that you’ll be screaming (and laughing) afterwards.
Catch The Nun as it opens in cinemas nationwide on September 6, only from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema!