When James Wan created the first 'Conjuring' movie in 2013 nobody suspected that it would be so successful that several prequels, sequels and spin-offs would follow the first part which told the story of two ghostbusters investigating sinister paranormal activities. 'The Nun' remains at this intriguing subject: this time a priest and a novice investigate together the sudden death of a nun, but soon they find themselves being menaced by an evil power.
The Nun is set in Romania, in 1952, and it is the fifth part of 'The Conjuring' universe, focusing on Valak, the demonic nun who appeared already in the second part. The story starts with a mysterious suicide case: a priest with a haunted past and a young novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent to a faraway abbey by the Vatican to investigate the sudden death of a nun in Romania. It is a bad omen and things only get worse when they uncover secrets which should be left unstirred. Soon they find themselves confronting a malevolent force, and in this battle they must risk their own life and the salvation of their souls.