The Conjuring spinoff, The Nun, opens this week, and its Rotten Tomatoes score is in, which isn’t all that good.
While there are only 26 reviews so far, The Nun has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 50%–a lot lower than both The Conjuring films.
The first The Conjuring has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 86%, with its sequel having a score of 79%.
Worth a mention is that The Meg has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 46%, but is still doing really well at the box office.
The 50% score puts The Nun on the same level – at least in terms of reviews – as recent horror movies such as The First Purge (54%), Suspiria (53%) and Unfriended: The Dark Web (57%).
Both of The Conjuring movies have all been pretty decent, but Annabelle not so much, so hopefully The Nun comes through. We’ll update this article as further reviews are published.
Update: The score has dropped to 28% with 30 Fresh reviews to 76 Rotten.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller The Nun explores another dark corner of the Conjuring universe, whose record-setting films have terrified audiences around the globe.
The new fright-fest, directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and produced by James Wan, and Peter Safran, the latter of whom has produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise, delves into the shocking origin of the demonic Nun Valak, who first made her evil presence known in The Conjuring 2.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. The Nun stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (A Better Life) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie.
The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s Game of Thrones) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (Toni Erdmann) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her Conjuring 2 role as the title character.
Hardy directs The Nun from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (IT), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.
Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (The Voices, Annabelle: Creation), production designer Jennifer Spence (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out, the Insidious films), editors Michel Aller (Lights Out, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension) and Ken Blackwell (Ouija Friday the 13th), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s Black Mirror). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals).
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, The Nun. Opening in theaters on September 7, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.