The Conjuring Universe has done the improbable of establishing a horror cinematic universe on the big screen. That being said, the series recent entries have hit a snag when it comes to the critics. Last year’s The Nun was unanimously panned (26% on Rotten Tomatoes), with their upcoming film The Curse of La Lorna not faring much better so far (38% on Rotten Tomatoes). That being said, I enjoyed The Nun quite a bit, and audiences seemed to as well considering the film’s successful box office run (365 million worldwide). With that success, Warner Brothers have already greenlit a The Nun 2.
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Hell Fest to me was a film with limitless potential, trying to give a satirical spin on the slasher genre that has sorely been missed. Sadly, Cooper’s script missed the mark when it came to clever dialogue or well-established characters, but I do think it a good first effort as far as the concept goes. Considering Cooper is working with a more established universe and higher production values, there is potential for this The Nun sequel to work.
The Nun to me is a movie that was misperceived by audiences, being much more akin to a spooky thrill ride than a haunting horror movie. If this sequel can continue to build on what the original established, there is potential for critical redemption.
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