The Nun II: second helpings of fear (horror film: trailer).

Feeling unfulfilled with your dose of jump scares, supernatural chills and monastic mayhem? Worry not, horror fans, for your salvation is nigh. Our friends at New Line Cinema are answering your unholy prayers with a second helping of terror in ‘The Nun II‘. Why settle for a single menacing, unholy spirit when you can have a sequel?

Here at SFcrowsnest, we pride ourselves on delivering not just the facts but also the fun side of the fantastic and frightful. So tighten your wimple, or whatever you’ve got handy, and let’s dive into the ghostly goings-on that promise to keep us all glued to our theater seats this fall.

You remember Sister Irene, don’t you? Played by Taissa Farmiga, the character who has a knack for running into the sinister specter of Valak, is back in habit, bringing with her a sense of familiarity for fans of the original film.

This time, the good sister is joined by Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, and Anna Popplewell, with Bonnie Aarons reprising her role as the demon nun. Now that’s a guest list that’s enough to make even the grimmest of demons RSVP in the affirmative.

But let’s not forget the movie’s setting: 1956 France, where a priest’s murder heralds the spread of a horrifying evil. There’s nothing like a dash of historical backdrop to add an extra frisson to your fear, n’est-ce pas?

Behind the camera, you’ll find a who’s who of horror royalty. Michael Chaves of “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” fame is directing, backed by a script from the trio of Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing, and Akela Cooper. And if that doesn’t whet your appetite for dread, perhaps the involvement of James Wan – the mastermind behind the $2+ billion “The Conjuring” Universe – will stir your anticipation.

And speaking of anticipation, did we mention that this is part of the highest grossing horror franchise in history? With each of the seven “Conjuring” titles grossing over $200 million, and “The Nun” leading the pack with a whopping $366 million worldwide, expectations for its sequel are, to put it lightly, slightly on the elevated side.

Now, a little bird (or perhaps a demon-possessed pigeon) told us that the film is set to premiere in North America on September 8, 2023, and internationally from September 6. Save the dates, dear readers, for the darkened theater awaits.

Remember, there’s no shame in a bit of hand-holding, whether it’s with your date, a comforting bag of popcorn, or the stranger sitting next to you (with their consent, of course). ‘The Nun II’ is all set to turn your regular movie outing into a prayer for daylight.

As we eagerly await the release of ‘The Nun II,’ we remind ourselves why we keep returning to these fright-fests, clad in the fabric of our worst nightmares. It’s not just the adrenaline rush; it’s the feeling of surviving the night, of being alive, and, paradoxically, of having fun with the things that scare us. That’s the magic of horror and the thrill of sharing it with you here at SFcrowsnest.

Until then, sleep tight, and don’t let the demon nuns bite!”

The Nun II: second helpings of fear (horror film: trailer).
The Nun II: second helpings of fear (horror film: trailer).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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