The Nun II



Brave souls and fellow horror movie enthusiasts! The seventh month on the Chinese calendar might be behind us, but that hasn’t stopped the creepy crawlies from emerging from the shadows. Nope, they’ve decided to make a pit stop at your local cinema, and this time, they brought some unholy fun with them!

Now, let’s talk about The Nun (2018). There was criticism that it lacked scares. But you know what? I kinda liked it. It had this eerie charm, like the awkward kid at the haunted house who’s trying really hard to spook you. Plus, it did something remarkable – it dragged the Conjuring universe out of America and into a spooky European setting. The only thing is, the story could have been a tad scarier.

But fast forward to 2023, after a pandemic that’s been scarier than any horror movie, and The Nun 2 is here to conjure up more scares. And trust me, it succeeds!

Once again, we find ourselves in a post-WWII European setting that’s so cinematic it could win an Oscar. The first kill in this movie? Brace yourselves, folks, because it’s brutally awesome!

Now, let’s address the elephant in the haunted convent – Sister Irene’s recall. I won’t mince words; it’s about as plausible as a unicorn on a skateboard. The only reason I can fathom for her recall is to have a backup “fall person” in case things go south (like Father Burke not making it out of the last haunting adventure).

Our main leads are Sister Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, and Frenchie, portrayed by Jonas Bloquet. They’re joined by additional characters like Debra (Storm Reid, who you might remember from Invisible Man), Kate (Anna Popplewell – yes, it surprised me too!), and Sophie (Katelyn Rose Downey). It’s a team of fearless ghostbusters ready to tackle the spooks!

Speaking of spooks, the second death is also a rollercoaster of brutality, but what’s truly baffling is that nobody seems to bat an eye about it. A delivery person goes missing, and the store she worked for? Well, they apparently decided to take a coffee break from caring. But hey, we’ve seen enough horror movies to know that logic often takes a vacation in these situations.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the scares. They’re brilliantly designed and executed, like a chef crafting a spooky gourmet meal. This movie is a massive improvement compared to its predecessor, The Nun (2018). But here’s the catch: Don’t even attempt to look for logic. Remember the nun who emerges from the water like a scuba diver? Yeah, that moment cracked up my wife in the cinema, and it’s a reminder that sometimes, you just have to let the horror movie magic wash over you.

In conclusion, The Nun II brings the holy hauntings, heaps of hilarity, and a truckload of horror to the table. It’s a European adventure that’ll make you jump, laugh, and question your sanity (in the best way possible). So, grab your crucifix, say your prayers, and prepare to be thrilled and chilled in equal measure. Just remember, logic is for the living – in the world of The Nun, all bets are off!