The Nun is an American movie with a gothic supernatural horror genre. The film was directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, based on a story by James Wan and Dauberman. Abel Korzeniowski is the music composer for the movie. The movie was produced by Peter Safran and James Wan. It also included Richard Brener, Michael Clear, Gary Dauberman, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter as executive producers.
The Nun was shot in Romania by director of photography, Maxime Alexandre. The film was also edited by Michel Aller and Ken Blackwell. The movie hit the screen for the first time on the 4th of September, 2018 at the MOTELX-Lisbon International Horror Film Festival in Portugal. It was later released in the USA on the 7th of September, 2018. The Nun was produced under Atomic Monster, New Line Cinema and The Safran Company production banner. It was widely distributed by the Warner Bros. It is also available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The movie won the award for ‘Best Horror Poster’ at the Golden Trailer Awards in 2019 and the 2019 Hawaii Film Critics Society’s ‘Worst Film of the Year’ award. It was also nominated by the Fright Meter Awards for the ‘Best Costume Design’ catergory.
The movie starred Father Burke by Demian Bichir, Sister Irene by Taissa Farmiga, Frenchie by Jonas Bloquet, The Nun by Bonnie Aarons, Sister Oana by Ingrid Bisu, Ed Warren by Patrick Wilson, Lorraine Warren by Vera Farmiga, Carolyn Perron by Lili Taylor, Sister Victoria by Charlotte Hope, Sister Ruth by Sandra Teles, Sister Abigail by Maria Obretin, Daneil by August Maturo / Jack Falk, Mother Supervisor by Lynette Gaza, Sister Jessica by Ani Sava, Bishop Pasquale by Michael Smiley, Cardinal Conroy by David Horovitch and several other characters.
In 1952, Two nuns living in the Saint Cartha’s monastery enter a tunnel to retrieve an old Christian relic. They are attacked by an evil force, a demon dressed as a nun, who kills one of them. The surviving nun, Sister Victoria, couldn’t bear the horrors of her experience. Eventually, she took her own life.
After the Vatican learns of the incident, Father Burke (Demian Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taisaa Farmiga) are sent to Romania to investigate the mysterious occurrence. They would have to confront a malicious force who seeks to destroy the order and spread evil across the monastery.