The Nun - The Dark Origins Of Valak


From The Conjuring 2, Valak was introduced as the wicked spirit that haunted an family and their home, dates back with a very dark beginning. With its success, it expected that a spin-off movie will be in the works, in which they did. The demon which dawned the form of a nun will finally be revealed of its origins and the people who will try to stop it.

Dating back to Romania after the world war, Valak ironically lurks inside a secluded monastery where people fear the evil that lurks beneath the stones and walls. With a recent incident that prompted the Vatican to take action. They sent Father Burke, and Sister Irene to the secretive monastery to investigate the death of one of sisters. But they get into a trap of the demon with the tricks of the mind and spirit, with some breadcrumbs leading them to the long hidden truth.


The Nun follows a mystery horror with minimal characters, Valak's origins though fictional and careful not to be involved with actual church affiliations,played the plot with many mystic and catholic relics. It was safely written with an introduction of a lore which is based on history yet fictional enough to merit its own story.

With a classic story line of good versus evil, one may find it boring and comparable to many movies of the same genre. I guess this was the direction due to the sensitivity of related topics. However it still shows that the church still holds secrets that prompts them to send experts to crack these cases.

The Nun stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, and Sandra Teles directed by Corin Hardy. Now showing in theaters. 

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary: The Legend of Valak  

Quotable quote: "God ends here" *inscription* 


Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Though not as technical as the conjuring, it has decent CGI to brings scares to life)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Plot has some expected turns but mostly jump scares)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (Even with minimal characters, they did justice with their roles) 

Pros:  Themes, lore, production design, subtle comedy
Cons:  shallow plot, some jump scares

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Music by Abel Korzeniowski which had a good mix of eerie and mystery) 

Overall: Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars (Though it still far from thrills made by James Wan's version, it still provides that scares and thrills like what horror movies did 20 years ago)



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