Starring: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
The Bent*Spud 2 Cents:
In recent years, a number of movies have tried to originate new monsters to scare us all and make us wary of the dark, but very few have been successful and effective in evoking absolute dread and fear. In 2016's "The Conjuring 2," a demon masquerading as a nun that terrorized people left such an indelible mark that producers felt it needed its own origin story, and that's what she rightfully gets in this tightly sequenced prequel, which has all the scares when you least expect them and lays down the groundwork for potentially more movies about this singularly petrifying evil monster.