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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Briem ... Eve
Belén Blanco Belén Blanco ... Julia
Manu Fullola ... Gabriel
Alistair Freeland Alistair Freeland ... Joel
Cristina Piaget Cristina Piaget ... Sister Úrsula
Paulina Gálvez ... Zoe
Natalia Dicenta ... Susan
Lola Marceli ... Mary
Teté Delgado Teté Delgado ... Cristy (as Tete Delgado)
Oriana Bonet Oriana Bonet ... Eulalia
Katrine Romming Katrine Romming ... Mary 17
Maia Jenkinson Maia Jenkinson ... Eulalia 17
Joana Rañé Joana Rañé ... Zoe 17
Gemma Martínez Gemma Martínez ... Cristy 17
Meritxell Santamaria Meritxell Santamaria ... Susan 17
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A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut down. Many years later, the women, all grown up, are terrorized by a ghostly nun. The daughter of one of the women sets out to find out what happened all those years ago. Written by Jameson

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4 November 2005 (Spain) See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Be very afraid... of the liquid nun!
14 August 2006 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

One of the finest initiatives in the world of horror movies (since the beginning of this new millennium) must be the collaboration between Brian Yuzna and Julio Fernandez, when they founded the Spannish production company Fantastic Factory. With great enthusiasm I've been following the movies they've produced since 2001. They might not be masterpieces, but for the moment I've enjoyed every single one of them. Even the so-called "bad" ones.

To my surprise I enjoyed THE NUN much more than I thought I would. It really does rise above the level of ordinary (supernatural) teen-slasher movies. Actually, calling this a teen-slasher movie would rather be an insult. Because in THE NUN the teen-agers are doing the investigating and it are in fact adult women who find their gory death. 17 years ago a group of young girls in a sinister Catholic school were being tyrannized by a nun, called Ursula. After a serious incident (which was kept secret from the public for many years), the nun disappeared and the school was closed down. Now, 17 years later, the girls are all adult women and start dying one by one. That's right, Ursula is back... in an unholy way.

The movie moves at a decent pace and there are quite a lot of things to be discovered. Whether they are plausible/predictable or not didn't matter to me, because it kept me going. And this is still a horror movie, by the way, so a little suspension of disbelief always makes them work a little better. The cast consists mostly out of unknown Spannish actors & actresses, but the acting was pretty good and their English even better. Needless to say that the girls in this flick are nice to look at. The production values were rather excellent for this type of movie. It looked good, was pretty stylish and a lot of care went into the set-design (especially the old, run-down Catholic school). And what about our Unholy Nun? Well, she truly was a scary and terrifying creation. She's able to manifest herself through water, and the effects were pretty darn effective, using a perfect mixture of CGI and a real actress with creepy make-up. The way she moved in certain scenes was well-choreographed and sometimes even send a shiver down my spine. And the way she kills is pretty damn gory, and the pattern in her killings (which is discovered later in the movie) is even refreshingly original. And then there are a few other things to be discovered... The ending itself comes rather abrupt and isn't exactly a big climax. But still, even though my first feelings were sort of mixed, I did like the ending.

The only thing I didn't really like were those two little verbal inside-jokes about THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. They should have just left those remarks out of the movie. And mind you, besides those two "witty" references THE NUN (thankfully) has absolutely nothing else to do with those two movies. For one thing, the plot has more to offer.

I was a bit surprised when I saw the - at the time of writing this - 4.2/10 rating for THE NUN. And on the other hand I sort of expected it. It's easy to bash this movie (especially for non-horror lovers), because the plot maybe is a little too ambitious (making it seem ridiculous to so-called intellectuals), or it has a bunch of unknown Spannish actors so they can't relate to the characters. But I gave it a solid 7/10 because the film-makers really made an effort to produce a good-looking and effective scary/bloody movie and at least attempted to tell a decent story with it. Personally, I think this Spannish production is better (and certainly more enjoyable) than a lot of other more recent American theatrical horror-releases, like for example DARKNESS FALLS, BOOGEYMAN, and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (to name only a few and include a re-make).

On a final note: THE NUN has absolutely nothing to do with the nunsploitation-genre, like one other commentator here mentioned, even though some remotely familiar aspects of that notorious genre can be found in it. And no, it has nothing to do with nudity.


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