“The Nun II” — the direct sequel to the 2018 horror film and latest entry in “The Conjuring” film franchise — opens this week.
It’s now 1956 and a priest has been murdered in France. Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) is called to once again face the demon Valak (Bonnie Aarons) before it spreads its evil further.
Read on the find out everything you need to know about where to watch “The Nun II.”
When is the release date?
“The Nun II” opened internationally on Sept. 6, 2023 and Sept. 8 in the United States.
Is it in theaters or streaming?
As a Warner Bros. film, it will eventually end up streaming on Max.
What is “The Nun II” about?
The sequel to the 2018 film follows Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun, in 1956.
Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) takes the directing reins for the sequel from Corin Hardy. The screenplay is by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing (“Eli,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”) and Akela Cooper (“M3GAN,” “Malignant”), with a story by Cooper, based on characters created by James Wan and Gary Dauberman.
Who is in the cast?
Taissa Farmiga and Bonnie Aarons reprise their roles from the first film.
“The Nun II” cast includes:
- Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene
- Jonas Bloquet as Frenchie
- Storm Reid as Sister Debra
- Anna Popplewell as Kate
- Bonnie Aarons as Valak / the Nun
- Katelyn Rose Downey as Sophie
- Suzanne Bertish as Madame Laurent
What is “The Nun II” rated?
The film is rated R, keeping in line with the rest of the “Conjuring” films. This time, the R-rating is for violent content and some terror.
What do the reviews say?
It has mixed reviews, with a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In his review for TheWrap, critic William Bibbiani says the film’s final act is enjoyable, but the film lacks substance overall. “In “The Nun “II” so very little happens that the silliness stands alone, soaking up all the attention, ruining all the alleged scares,” he writes.