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‘Immaculate’ Review: A Horror Movie That Does Not Disappoint

Sydney Sweeney’s reign over the silver screen continues with her latest venture into horror, ‘Immaculate.’ Following a string of diverse roles this year, from rom-coms to superhero flicks, Sweeney now plunges into the eerie world of convent horror, delivering a narrative that echoes ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Suspiria,’ albeit with shades of ‘The Nun 2.’

In ‘Immaculate,’ we are introduced to Sister Cecilia, portrayed by Sweeney, as she embarks on a journey from Michigan to Italy to join the My Lady Sorrows convent. Initially welcomed with warmth and hospitality, Sister Cecilia’s world is turned upside down when she discovers she is pregnant, despite her vows of chastity.

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As she grapples with questions of faith and identity, sinister events unfold within the confines of the convent, leaving her questioning her sanity and safety.

Director Michael Mohan ventures into gruesome territory with ‘Immaculate,’ featuring visceral body horror and chilling murders. However, the film’s relentless pursuit of shock value often overshadows its narrative depth, with jump scares becoming predictable and gruesome scenes failing to resonate as intended.

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Nevertheless, ‘Immaculate’ shines as a political allegory, addressing issues of reproductive rights and institutional control over women’s bodies. While Sweeney and Mohan refrain from labelling the film explicitly pro-choice, its powerful conclusion leaves a lasting impact, serving as a stark reminder of the real-life horrors faced by women in a society where such rights are under threat.

As the film builds towards its climactic finale, Sweeney delivers a tour de force performance, culminating in a chilling scream that reverberates long after the credits roll.

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