I Watch “The Nun”

I Watch “The Nun” September 13, 2018

and discover a poignant fear inside the shell of what is, imo, a pretty mediocre movie:

This is the movie’s true monster—the possibility that self-surrender in the monastery and possession by a demon are basically the same thing. “The Nun” is about fear of submission; fear of betrayal, of being abandoned and destroyed by God and the church who promised to save you; fear of giving yourself, body and soul, in the hope that this plunge into God will strengthen you instead of destroying you.

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The review doesn’t go into this, and I realize in a horror movie there are plenty of ways to explain it, but lol here we are in a Catholic women’s monastery in 1952 Romania and nobody acts like that’s weird!


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