Wow. This sequel moves almost completely away from the tension and atmosphere of the first movie but still, somehow, manages to be almost as good, thanks to some real kitsch moments and fun ideas.
Angela, kind of head demon nowadays, is back and although the house form the first movie is still the focal point the demons do get a little road trip this time around too. There’s more death scenes, some more decent gore and more . . . . . . . . . . super nuns. Yes, you read that right. A super nun who kicks ass in a nun style-ee. Fantastic.
It’s things like that which make this movie a whole lot of fun. The super nun, who’s also as strict as can be, the religious student with an unhealthy interest in demonology, the dumb characters who you can’t wait to see die. Sometimes these things are really annoying but here they just get added to the mix in a way that continues the sense of fun from the first movie (there are a nice couple of links to the first movie as well).
With this and the next movie we have sequels that, while not up to the same standard, are certainly far from awful considering how quickly many franchises start to slide in quality.