She Never Died ★★★

A really solid sequel - I thought it improved on the original in some ways, getting less bogged down in the mythology and avoiding any cliched romantic subplots, but in other ways it’s a bit of a step down - the action isn’t as well shot and while the lead performance is really solid the character isn’t quite as interesting as Henry Rollins was in the first film. There’s also some dodgy writing early on, where characters announce to themselves in empty rooms what they’re thinking - never a good sign!

The villains are more interesting than they initially appear and I enjoyed the weird chemistry between the three protagonists. There’s definitely enough interesting backstory in these movies that I’d happily watch a third one (which is heavily hinted at in the closing scenes here).