The Nun is doing more than scaring audiences, it’s also scaring away the critics—with its lack of quality. The Rotten Tomatoes score for the horror movie is out and the critics are not big fans of the horror movie.
The latest entry into the The Conjuring universe continues to build upon the franchise’s lore, expanding upon the history of the villain in The Conjuring 2, Valek. The scary nun tormenting a Romanian abbey is great for advertising, though it is doing little to win over critics with its menacing figure.
The Nun has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 40-percent with 43 reviews accounted, ranking much lower than anticipated. Horror movies in The Conjuring universe usually rely on quality filmmaking that subverts genre tropes to become hits, and according to the critics, The Nun failed to meet the standard.
It is not the first critical flop in the franchise, with the first Annabelle spinoff scoring the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the franchise. However, The Nun didn’t fair much better, still lagging behind the original Conjuring movies. Here’s how it stacks up against other movies in the franchise.
- The Conjuring – 86%
- The Conjuring 2 – 79%
- Annabelle: Creation – 70%
- The Nun – 40%
- Annabelle – 26%
The Nun is still expected to be a hit at the box office, however, tracking to open at the number one spot even though some fans may come away underwhelmed.