In this sequel, Phoebe Fox and Jeremy Irvine are at the mercy of the remorseless, black-clad ghost.

Young teacher Fox and a class of children, refugees from Blitz-torn 1941 London, encounter the ghost’s baleful presence when they are evacuated to Eel Marsh House, and Irvine is a tormented RAF pilot stationed nearby.

When things go bump, director Tom Harper duly makes us jump on cue, but the patchy script ensures the scares lack impact this time around. Which is a shame, as the misty, moonlit settings remain eerie, while Fox does a good job of conveying the melancholy and loss secretly haunting her character.