Immaculate: Review












Cecilia (Sydney Sweeney) is an American nun of devout faith, embarking on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Cecilia’s warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors.

Horror movies involving religion have been a regular thing for quite a while. They tend to be creepy mainly because of the vibe an environment that they put out there. You know….elderly nuns, old convent, weird/shifty eyed priests, bad intentions. Well this movie has all of that and then some just not in the way people might want. The plot is fairly straightforward and not unlike something we’ve seen before so right away it felt very recycled. With it only having a 90 minute runtime I was already losing hope for something that would really creep me out. Thankfully I thought the film was perfectly cast. Sweeney had the perfect presence and demeanor to play Sister Cecilia that included a sense of innocence and soft-spokenness. The supporting cast gave the film and story tons of authenticity with their approach as well as keeping the vibe going. Now, as I stated previously, the film is only around 90 minutes and that is what I think hurt it the most. Every story beat felt really rushed and I hoped for more elaboration in certain scenes. There was a good amount of gore throughout the film and it was done well. The majority of it comes in the third act but by that time it started to feel like they were just doing it for shock factor alone which felt forced. I will say though that the final moments of the movie Sweeney’s character lets out a scream that was so full of emotion that it kind of freaked me out. I took a moment and quietly said “Wow”. All in all I thought the movie was good as an appetizer to something else rather than it be the main course or the whole meal. There were some good moments scattered throughout so I will say give it a watch but it won’t leave you clutching a Bible. 6/10

IMMACULATE is on Digital NOW


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