4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on November 14.
I’m quite fond of The Conjuring Universe, especially the main “Conjuring” movies that feature Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as expert ghost/demon hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. But I was not a fan of “The Nun,” which felt flat, and weirdly boring — something a movie about a demonic nun should never be. So I’m pleased to report that “The Nun II” is a vast improvement over the first film. The premise is basically the same — there’s a demon that looks like a scary nun! — but director Michael Chaves manages to milk the concept for all its worth, giving us a spooky, violent movie where the titular Nun is bumping off members of the clergy in wonderfully gruesome ways. The only person who can stop this force of darkness is Taissa Farmiga’s saintly Sister Irene, who tussled with this demon once before. No one will ever accuse “The Nun II” of being “elevated horror,” but as a simple, effective spookshow, this one delivers.
- Demons in Paradise – featurette
- Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette