The Nun (2005)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Spain , United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Review by Jeremy Wheeler

The Nun is horror nunsploitation at its most tired and obvious, thanks to the silly overblown effects that hamper this leg-dragging Spanish effort. As with most of Fantastic Factory's other productions, the film has a deep and rich look to it that immediately sets it apart from its straight-to-video contemporaries. Sadly, the killer nun in question is relegated to mid-grade computer effects that while ambitious for a low-budget outing, are entirely devoid of precious scares and originality. Sure, the picture has got some gore on its scoreboard, but that usually comes too little, too late. Only the opening moments of supernatural nun action feel fresh and exhilarating, with the rest of the film resting solely on watery ghost effects that play out in an entirely bland and non-frightening way. With an absurd twist at the end putting the final nail in the coffin, The Nun sputters to a maddening halt, joining the ranks of scary nun movies that rarely deliver.