Review of The Nun, Origins and Terrifying Valak’s Terror

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The Nun is the latest horror film to accompany this September. This film is a spin-off from the film The Conjuring 2 which tells about the ghost of Valak . The Nun stars Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga. Corin Hardy is directing with a script by Gary Dauberman. Valak haunts churches in Romania and representatives of the Vatican try to find the origins of his presence.

The film is produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. The Nun starts showing in Indonesian cinemas starting September 5, 2018.

The Nun’s Review
Curious how gripping and scary Valak is in this film? read the review of The Nun Indonesia below!

This review contains a few SPOILERS, for those who don’t want to be spoiled, watch it at the cinema!

The Nun Graphics (83/100)
The Nun has good graphics with a dark feel that goes well with a horror movie. The graphics that are presented look real and the CGI effects are not too obvious. Maybe that’s because both Valak and the other ghosts are made up in such a way to look original and have minimal computer effects. In addition, the setting of the place and the castle that used to be the monastery where Valak is located also fits perfectly with the film, which is set in 1978.

The Nun Storyline (80/100)
The storyline of The Nun predates the events of The Conjuring 1, although this film is a spin-off of The Conjuring two. The stories are presented quite regularly, starting from the origin story of Valak according to Greek methodology and why Valak can appear in Conjuring 2.

Quite a number of jumpscares are presented, such as when Sister Irene was pushed by the ghost of a faceless nun and Father Burke was trapped in a coffin. This time Valak is also shown more so that it feels that this film is especially for him.

There is a bit of a plot that is not well understood at the end of the film, and that leads to The Conjuring 1. Coupled with the similarities that Taissa and Vera have to make the writer guess wrong about the ending of this film.

The Nun Character (87/100)
Speaking of characters, the first attention must be on Sister Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga. Her face does look familiar because she is the younger sister of the main character of The Counjuring, Vera Varmiga. The characters played are very innocent and gentle.

The next character is Pastor Burke, played by Demian Bichir. In this film, the action is great. Buried underground in a coffin, fighting some ghosts. His demeanor is calm, firm and authoritative.

And last but not least is Bonnie Aarons who plays Valak, a scary face plus a little make-up that has made the audience feel heartbroken. Apart from that, there is also Franchie Jonas Bloquet who provides humorous flowers in this film.

The Nun’s Music (83/100)
When it comes to music, there is no doubt about the films made by New Line Cinema. The technique to silence the audience and then shock them with a big voice is very successful. The music and echoing sound make this film even more thrilling and suspenseful.