THE NUN (MA15+) Not habit form­ing, US, 96 min

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The ti­tle char­ac­ter here bobbed up briefly as a vi­cious de­monic pres­ence in The Con­jur­ing 2, look­ing like the den­tally chal­lenged, men­tally de­ranged sis­ter of ’90s rock star Mar­i­lyn Man­son. Now we get her ori­gin story, which hauls us all the way back to a con­vent in 1952 Ro­ma­nia, where she greets all who en­ter with bared fangs, bad breath and aw­ful house­keep­ing stan­dards. The ban­ter be­tween the most prom­i­nent vis­i­tors — a stoic priest, a naive trainee nun and a lo­cal lad named Frenchie — stilted and wilted in the ex­treme. As for scares, the film­mak­ers keep dim­ming the lights, shak­ing the cam­era, turn­ing up the vol­ume and hop­ing for the best. All that ap­pears be­fore your eyes is one of the worst movies of 2018.

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