The Conjuring films franchise is known for its horror elements and jumps scares, with the scariest segment in conjuring 2 being the Nun figure. This paved the way for an independent movie based solely on the Nun figure itself. The Nun is a prequel to the 2016 movie, The Conjuring 2, making itself the 5th movie in the franchise series. The Nun got released on September 7, 2018, and became the highest-grossing film of the Conjuring franchise. Here we will explore more movies like The Nun in their eerie atmosphere and elements.
List of 10 Movies like The Nun
The Curse of La Llorona
Release Date: 19 April 2019
Director: Michael Chaves
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez, Patricia Velásquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tony Amendola, Irene Keng, Oliver Alexander, Aiden Lewandowski, Paul Rodriguez, John Marshall Jones, Ricardo Mamood-Vega, Jaydan Valdivia, Andrew Tinpo Lee, DeLaRosa Rivera, Madeleine McGraw, Sophia Santi, Thom Tierney
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Movie Plot: The Curse of La Llorona is an American supernatural film based on Latin American folklore La Llorona. It is about a weeping woman present around 1673, in Mexico who drowned her two children in a river and, now her evil spirit wants to take the life of more children. Later, it revolves around a mother who makes all her efforts to safeguard her children from a malicious spirit. The protagonist Anna Tate-Garcia while investigating the murder of two kids finds her own kids’ lives in danger. She seeks the help of a priest to resolve the supernatural mystery and lift the curse.
The movie is full of jump scares and an underneath atmosphere of horror. It is the Sixth film of The Conjuring franchise. Although it is the lowest-grossing movie of The Conjuring franchise, yet it is bound to haunt you for many chilling nights.
Release Date: 25 August 2017
Director: Paco Plaza
Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer, Iván Chavero, Ana Torrent, Consuelo Trujillo, Sonia Almarcha, Leticia Dolera, Carla Campra
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Movie Plot: It is a Spanish Supernatural horror movie revolving around the real-life events of a girl Estefania Guttierez Lazaro, who died mysteriously after using an ouija board. It is a spine-chilling horror movie about a fifteen-year-old girl Veronica who attempts to call the spirit of her late father and, in the process, gets possessed. She makes a futile effort to take help from a blind Nun of her school to save herself and her siblings.
Release Date: 22 February 2013
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Morgan McGarry, Isabelle Nélisse, Sierra Dawe, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Laura Guiteras, Jane Moffat, David Fox, Julia Chantrey, Elva Mai Hoover, Dominic Cuzzocrea, Diane Gordon
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Movie Plot: Mama is a 2013 horror supernatural film dealing intricately with the subjects of motherhood and human instincts. The movie opens with dejected stockbroker Jeffrey Desange who kills his wife and plans to kill his daughters, Victoria and Lily. Both daughters got salvaged by a shadowy figure later named affectionately as Mama. The movie revolves around the yet again salvation and redemption of these girls from the mother figure. The film explores the spine-chilling salvation story of innocent kids with petrifying and not-so-easy-to-forget cinematography.
Release Date: 10 April 2019
Director: John R. Leonetti
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter, John Corbett, Dempsey Bryk, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Billy MacLellan
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Movie Plot: The Silence is a dark horror movie adapted from a novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. The film revolves around a teenage girl named Ally Andrews who recently lost her hearing in a car accident. The film features unique yet horrific wasp-like creatures that bring about the apocalypse. The film revolves around the attempts of the protagonist to escape the doom caused by these wasps. The wasps-like organisms are fresh and scary and, the movie, with its exquisite cinematography, succeeds to built a spine-tingling effect on its audience.
Release Date: 13 October 2017
Director: David Bruckner
Cast: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid, Matthew Needham, Jacob James Beswick, Maria Erwolter, Hilary Reeves, Peter Liddell, Francesca Mula, Kerri McLean, Gheorghe Mezei, Adriana Macsut, Constantin Codrea
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Movie Plot: The Ritual is a British horror movie based on a novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. The film starts with five friends: Phil, Dom, Hutch, Luke, and Rob. They are planning a hiking trip to northern Sweden. In the starting, Rob, one of the friends, gets killed in an attempted robbery. Later, the other four friends embark on the same holiday in Rob’s remembrance. On their way, they encounter supernatural entities and experiences. The film is all about their journey of survival in the physical world. Moreover, it is their spiritual journey from guilt and remorse towards purgation.
The movie has all the ingredients of a horror masterpiece that entices its viewers.
A L S O R E A D
Release Date: 23 September 2017
Director: Zak Hilditch
Cast: Thomas Jane, Dylan Schmid, Molly Parker, Neal McDonough, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James, Bob Frazer
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Movie Plot: 1922 is an American horror drama film based on Stephen King’s novella of the same name. The film is about a countryside couple Wilfred “Wilf” James and Arlette, and their teenage son Henry. Both father and son killed Arlette in cold blood and left her body to be eaten by mice in an abandoned dry well. The film is about the uncanny and horrific portrayal of the guilt and remorse that prevailed throughout their lives. The sickening and nauseating elements present in the reel might be a treat to watch for horror genre lovers.
Release Date: 12 March 2016
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Emma Graves
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Movie Plot: Hush is an American horror film about a young deaf-mute author Maddie Young who decided to live alone in the woods to pursue her writing career. Later, a masked intruder tries to stalk and break into her house. The film is about the horrors of helplessness and attempts at survival. The brilliant performances by the lead actors and intensified background score add to the eerie element of the movie without taking help from the cliche jump scares.
Release Date: 12 July 2019
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson, Jose Palma, George Somner, Anson Boon, Ami Metcalf, Colin McFarlane, Cso-Cso
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Movie Plot: Crawl is an American Natural horror film that depicts natural forces in play with human protagonists. There is a warning of a category five hurricane in Florida and a call for eviction. The movie revolves around Halley and her father in their attempt to flee from the clenching jaws of alligators. The film is powerfully fearsome and petrifying in its portrayal of the quest for life and its presentation of the main antagonist.
The Open House
Release Date: 19 January 2018
Director: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Sharif Atkins, Patricia Bethune, Aaron Abrams, Edward Olson, Kathryn Beckwith
IMDB Rating: 3.2
Movie Plot: The Open House is an American horror movie about a young widow Naomi and his teenage son Logan. The mother and son duo moves into a secluded house that is open for sale. But soon, unexpected and sinister things start happening. Unable to leave, they are dealing with a sociopath. The movie has a dark and murky atmosphere with many questions that remain unanswered.
In The Tall Grass
Release Date: 20 September 2019
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Cast: Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson, Patrick Wilson
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Movie Plot: In The Tall Grass is a Canadian supernatural horror film based on the novella of Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill. In the movie, we see two siblings, Becky and Cal DeMuth, are heading towards San Diego. Meanwhile, they got stuck in the field of tall grass, which is a time loop with supernatural forces at play. The movie has deep psychological sinister elements at play with twists that will keep you hooked to the film.
If you are a fan of the horror genre and enjoy watching movies like The Nun, this collection might be a cathartic addition to your watchlist.
These are some of those movies that make you hold on tight while making you sit on the edge of your chairs. So, grab some popcorn and have a marathon of spine-chilling and stomach-churning escapade from demonic real life to reel life.