This time of year seems to be a good one for the horror genre, and our first installment is the latest entry in the ever-growing Conjuring universe. Overall the Conjuring franchise as well as it's associated spinoffs like the Annabelle films have been praised by both horror fans and many film critics. How does The Nun compare to those that came before? Generally, we here at CinemaBlend seem to feel that while The Nun is unlikely to become a new horror classic, it's a movie that is certainly a worthy entry in this franchise, with plenty for horror movie fans to enjoy. Mike Reyes wrote our official review for the movie, and he felt that while the movie wasn't quite up to previous Conjuring standards, it was still a movie worth recommending.
CinemaBlend Events Editor Eric Eisenberg also felt The Nun was a lesser Conjuring film, but he points out that the movie has a pair of solid lead performances, and was also worth checking out because the film was different enough from the previous films in this series, that it had unique elements worthy of note.
When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of the horror genre, The Nun has you covered. CB Project Manager Cody Beck points out that the movie has more than its share of jump scare moments, in fact, there's so much that it's almost too much.
Finally, our own Braden Roberts points out the potentially counter-intuitive fact that, in addition to being scary, The Nun is actually quite funny. Sometimes even intentionally so.
If you're a serious horror fan or one of The Conjuring universe as a whole, there's probably enough in The Nun to keep you engaged. However, if you don't already consider yourself a horror movie fan, it doesn't look like this movie will be much of an exception.
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