The Nun II" promises spine-chilling horror but feels familiar and predictable

Directed by Michael Chaves, it continues The Conjuring Universe's gothic supernatural theme.

Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) returns to battle Valak, the titular Nun, at a French boarding school.

The film explores Valak's backstory and the mysteries of the cursed abbey.

Abundant jump scares are present but lack the element of surprise.

The film's sense of foreboding gradually diminishes.

The atmosphere initially creates dread with eerie school corridors and dim chambers.

Skillful use of lighting adds to the film's eerie ambiance.

As the story progresses, Valak's scares become routine and lose their menace.

The Nun II" doesn't surpass its predecessor, feeling like a visit to a familiar haunted house.