“The Nun” is a new horror flick that just scared up $53.5 million at the box office. Directed by Corin Hardy, the film is the fifth exorcism type film of the “The Conjuring” film franchise.
The movie only has a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and you could easily argue that the film plays up on stereotypes and cliches about religious sisters.
“‘The Nun’ is not intended to be a vocation movie, in case you were wondering (not),” writes Sister Rose Pacatte of the Daughters of Saint Paul.
But not all is lost.
Sister B of the Salesians wants to plan a convent road trip to the theater to see the film and do some scaring of her own. We couldn’t agree with this idea more. Check out the plan:
So I was thinking how much fun I’d have if I went to the theatre to see this and during a creepy part just slowly stood up from a front row seat and turned around and kinda hissed at everyone. They’d probably freak out. Not sure if it would mesh with #NewEvangelization though 🤔 https://t.co/pm9DyVGtS8
— Sister B 🐝 (@sisterb24) September 10, 2018
It didn’t take too long before Catholic Twitter exploded with approval of Sister’s idea.
Hahahaha…can we do this as a group!? 🤣🤣🤣
— Sister Bethany, fsp (@SrBethanyFSP) September 10, 2018
I'm in! 🙋🏻♀️😄😆
— Sr. Yna, OP (@srynaop) September 10, 2018
Does this plan mesh with the New Evangelization? Well, we’re not sure if this is what Saint Pope John Paul II had in mind.
Step 1: Get convent to fill front row of theater; wear blackest habits available
Step 2: Stand up and hiss/shriek right at final jump scare before credits
Step 3: Have nuns waiting outside theater with information on masses, priests to hear confessions
Step 4: Saved souls 😇
— Attorney at Lawl (@MasterThiefEsq) September 10, 2018
But we think this plan is hilarious, so bring it on sisters. Pass the popcorn.