ODEON Magazine Issue 106 - September/October 2018 - Page 7

The She’s Rock’s behind work-out you! sessions were notoriously intense Watch the trailer The Nun TBC Terror awaits when a novitiate and priest investigate a mysterious suicide in Romania DIRECTOR Corin Hardy starring Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Demián Bichir Aided by a haunting performance from Taissa Farmiga (younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera), the latest chapter in The Conjuring series is the most chilling yet. It’s set in 1952 Romania, nearly two decades before demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren were contacted by the troubled Perron family in the original Conjuring movie, and 25 years prior to the events of The Conjuring 2, of which this film has direct ties. Farmiga is Sister Irene, a novitiate who joins forces with secretive Catholic priest Father Burke (Demián Bichir 7 SEP CONJURING UP A KILLING The Nun is the fifth film in the terrifying Conjuring universe, which first slithered into life in 2013 with the release of The Conjuring. This was followed in 2014 by Annabelle, The Conjuring 2 in 2016 and Annabelle: Creation in 2017. The franchise has to date taken more than $1.2 billion globally. – The Hateful Eight) to investigate the mysterious suicide of a young nun. At Carta Monastery, the isolated abbey where she took her life, they uncover the Order’s terrifying secret – a demonic force that’s anything but Godly. As the Mother Superior puts it: “The abbey has a long history. Not all good...” Can Sister Irene and Father Burke prevent this wicked creature from striking again? Spookily set and superbly acted, with a few corking twists up its sleeve, this is another skin-crawling triumph for The Conjuring franchise. Be warned though: you’ll be praying for release by the end of it – it’s that scary! odeon.co.uk 7 September