Due to a muddled plot or a lack of thereof, The Nun feels overly disjointed and sadly offers little surprises in terms of thrills. However, Director Corin Hardy’s love for old-school horror is evident, and it shows through the phantasmical gothic atmosphere and solid sound design, whilst serving up an appetising dish of traditional spookhouse scares. In the end, all is forgiven.
A film that avoids genre cliches with seamless craft; Hereditary is a deeply menacing and grimly horrifying experience, which explores grief by viciously descending into the depths of hell on an emotional rollercoaster. Ari Aster has artfully transformed the definition of horror for our highly-desensitized generation.