The Nun “A delightful rom-com about a lady and her God” Review

The Nun, the precursor to the wildly successful horror franchise “The Conjuring” was advertised as “too scary for everyone”, and “this will chill your nips off with pure artic terror, better hide your kids!” And though the film seemed like an enjoyable dip into an already fetid, and stagnant pool of jump-scare ridden, cookie cutter cloned horror films of Hollywood these days; I still gave what little hope I had left in the horror genre to this film. Now don’t get me wrong, I have actually enjoyed the first two Conjuring films, and even flinched a few times at ham-fisted attempts at fright, because my passing interest was directed toward the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the occult specialists that aid the families being tormented by malevolent entities whether they be spirits of the deceased, or demons from the pit of Hell!!! But in the Nun, we get hardly any of that, we instead get a story about a evil Nun that resides in a rickety convent in the middle of the Romanian wilderness. Now, that extravagant story and setting is drenched in ladles full of poor acting, bad story telling, awful CGI, and one thing that should be common sense with a film titled “The Nun”, hardly any worthwhile scenes of the goddamn NUN!

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Beyond the Black Rainbow

This film oozes with 80’s scifi psychological horror behind a doomy, drug hazed veneer. The setting, cinematography, and soundtrack helps to make the viewer feel that they being crushed by the simplistic nature of this film. Chalked full of long, anxiety filled scenes focusing on one individual for long periods of time, while a droning auditory pulse lingers in the background adds to the oppressive unease. The more I watched, the more I felt myself being sucked into the void that is the fractured minds of the main characters. If that is something you are into, then I bid you safe travel down the rabbit hole of this retro oddity homage.

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