For horror movie lovers, the choice to go see the newest film in the genre always presents a special kind of predicament, because horror can mean so many different things. A person who loves psychological suspense might not enjoy a gory scream-fest, and vice versa. If you're not sure whether you should see The Nun, your horror movie preferences will shed some light on the mystery. As horror fanatics surely know, The Nun will make the third movie from The Conjuring's universe once it comes out in theaters on Sept. 6.
The Conjuring followed the real story about a pair of paranormal investigators who helped a family with a haunted farmhouse, and from that story, The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle were born. Now, The Nun poses as a prequel to those movies, and while it doesn't have a real-life basis, it has a few familiar faces. If you saw The Conjuring 2, you'll probably remember the stand out scene when Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) gets chased by the demon nun (Bonnie Aarons). If, after screaming your face off during that scene, you thought, that nun would make a great horror movie subject, then you're thinking along the same lines as Hollywood execs, because The Nun is all about that shadowy figure that chased Lorraine.
Yet before you start thinking about quitting your job to pursue a new life as a Hollywood studio head, you might want to first think twice before going to see The Nun based on its scariness. Here's your guide to deciding if this movie matches your horror preferences.