Isn’t it frustrating when you’ve waited for years for the sequel to a supernatural sensation revolving around malevolent nuns and a sinister convent, only to have two come out simultaneously? However, judging by how “Sister Death” has quickly risen to prominence on the Netflix charts, it seems that nobody is really complaining.
According to FlixPatrol, the much-anticipated continuation of director Paco Plaza’s beloved film “Verónica” has made a powerful debut as the fourth most-watched movie on the streaming platform’s global list since its release this weekend. It has swiftly re-entered the Top 10 in an impressive 80 countries.
The timing of “Sister Death” in relation to Michael Chaves’ “The Nun II” is either ironic or coincidental, given their similar premises. “The Nun II,” acting as a sequel to a previously acclaimed hit, contributed another $264 million to The Conjuring Universe, solidifying its position as the highest-grossing franchise in the horror genre.
However, what sets “Sister Death” apart is its remarkable 78 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, surpassing the combined ratings of “The Nun” and “The Nun II.” If you prioritize quality over quantity in your tales of unsettling occurrences and unspeakable malevolence within religious settings, then Netflix should undoubtedly be your primary destination.
Is this the birth of a full-fledged franchise? Only time will reveal the answer. But judging solely by the levels of acclaim, it’s safe to say that many would prefer to see Consuelo Trujillo return for a chilling third installment rather than Bonnie Aarons.