The Bad Nun – UK, 2018 – overview and reviews and free to watch online

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‘Time to repent’

The Bad Nun aka The Satanic Nun – is a 2018 British horror feature film written and directed by Scott Jeffrey (writer of The House on Elm LakeUnhinged; Fox Trap; et al). The Proportion Productions movie stars Becca Hirani, Lucy Chappell, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson and Cassandra French.


Aesha (Becca Hirani) goes to stay at an isolated former convent turned bed and breakfast in Kent for some much-needed relaxation.

Aesha is visited by a nun (Cassandra French) at the door who progressively begins to show her true colours as the night unfolds. As the nun continues to bother Aesha, the latter begins to question her surroundings…


Take 5 Digital released the film in the UK as The Satanic Nun on 17th June 2019.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …scenes of Aesha talking through the front door are the tense, uncomfortable heart of the film. The distinctly wobbly story (and some frustrating continuity errors) are ameliorated by good photography and sound and Lee Olivier-Hall’s tense score.” British Horror Revival

“Scary films do not always have to be over the top in order to instil fear in the viewer. Often times, the subtlest ideas can chill to the bone. Religion can be scary. Being alone and cut off from the world has the potential to be frightening. It is the carefully laid depth The Bad Nun possesses that makes it an impactful film.” Cryptic Rock

” …The Bad Nun aesthetically looks and plays a lot like one of that quickie shot-on-digital Robert the Doll movies. By that I mean it is distinctly British, populated by a small number of unknown actors, predominantly confined to one drab location, and laboriously drawn out to a 90-minute length its slim story doesn’t come close to needing.” Culture Crypt

“A film built heavily on suspense, it does so well up until the final 20-odd minutes where it slips into a tired and generic slasher style of horror. The reveal of the nun is pretty good but after that, it’s all cat and mouse stuff that we’ve seen time and time again. It’s the only real flaw with what is a pretty good horror film.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

Cast and characters:

  • Becca Hirani … Aesha Wadia
  • Lucy Chappell … Lea – Mayhem
  • Patsy Prince … Saanvi
  • Chris Kaye … Luke ‘Mr Big’
  • Tiffany-Ellen Robinson … Imogen – The Test; Mummy Reborn; Curse of the Scarecrow;
  • Cassandra French … Sister Cindy Lamb
  • Georgia Wood … Police Operator
  • Thomas Mailand … Dan
  • Bryson Dekker … Young Dan
  • Mika Hockman … Tilda

The Bad Nun was released in the USA by ITN Distribution on September 4, 2018.


Originally announced as Knock Knock and shot as The Watcher.

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4 Comments on “The Bad Nun – UK, 2018 – overview and reviews and free to watch online”

  1. Absolutely brilliant piece of work. Easy going, British humour and yet away from zombies and all imaginary demons. Makes you think It could have happen to someone. Made with with a small budget I guess.. 🙂 Bit observant, bit straight forward but so much better than Hollywood crap (in horror categories)

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