This week it was The Nun, 2018’s addition to The Conjuring Universe. I’ve never seen any of the Conjuring movies except Annabelle: Creation but man, was this thing every popular. The theater was almost packed. Rotten Tomatoes didn’t like it, 27% at the time this was written. But I have to say I had a good time watching The Nun. I liked it more than, perhaps, it deserved. It was scary and occasionally funny and just long enough.
In recent years, the latest horror franchise to conjure up globs of money from audiences has been the Conjuring Universe (the name Warner Brothers gave this horror franchise). While the first Conjuring movie, The Conjuring, reshaped the modern-day horror genre, its spin-off, Annabelle, was very underwhelming; in fact, I was so bored that I never finished watching it. But last year, the Conjuring Universe returned to its roots with The Conjuring 2, which was a formidable sequel to the original Conjuring. Up until this week, I wasn’t so sure audiences needed another horror franchise to follow due to what we have seen in years past with horror franchises and their lackluster sequels. But before seeing Annabelle: Creation, which is set before anything that happens in the three previous Conjuring movies, I can’t believe I would ever say this: if Warner Brothers and can keep making horror follow-ups as horrifyingly pleasing as Annabelle: Creation, count me in for this Conjuring Universe. Read more