Sinister 2 (2015) Review

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Sinister 2 (2015) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 01st, 2020 | Movie Review | Supernatural, Demon, Haunted House, Killer Kid, Cursed Image

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It's about a guy who tries to stop Bughuul by burning down the homes of his murder victims, but is a little late getting to the last one.

Sinister 2 was directed by Ciaran Foy (who also directed Eli and Citadel) and stars Shannyn Sossamon (from The Day and One Missed Call), James Ransone (from It: Chapter 2 and Family Blood) and Tate Ellington (from Belzebuth and The Endless).

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Sinister 2 Review

Sinister 2 is a supernatural movie that stars the cop from Sinister who worked with Elliot ("Deputy So & So") and therefore is privy to Bughuul and his ways. He burns down the house Elliot and his family lived in as a way of preventing a new family from moving in, breaking Bughuul's cycle. But it turns out there's more homes where Bughuul left his mark so now the guy, no longer a cop, travels the country burning down murder homes. He gets to one place, gas can in hand, only to learn there's a young family squatting on the place. This is a problem for two reasons. One, he can't burn the place down. And two, the family can't just leave or they will start a new cycle. 

It reminded me of Children of the Corn mainly because the story revolves around a couple of kids who are both threatening to adults and who happen to live on a farm. It's more supernatural than Children of the Corn and way less religious, but it's hard not to think of Isaac and Malachi terrorizing adults while watching Zach and Dylan, the two boys in this movie, do the same.

Sinister 2 gives you more of what you want to see. More creative snuff films, more ghost kids and more Bughuul. It also gives you a LOT more drama. The mom in this movie is separated from her abusive husband who is constantly trying to take custody of her boys. And Ex-Deputy So & So falls for her and starts fighting with her husband over her. I didn't personally think any of this side story was necessary, but it's a part of it nonetheless.

Sinister 1 was one of the scarier movies I've seen so needless to say I was pumped to see Sinister 2. But after watching I felt underwhelmed. It's really no different from any other average scary movie, meaning it had its moments but you'll stop thinking about it the minute the ending credits roll. Sinister 1 had the benefit of mystery, I had no idea what was going on and was uncomfortably introduced to the reality of everything. Sinister 2 had nowhere to go really, so all they could do was try to create fear in other ways, which is tough for sequels like this to do. You see Bughuul and ghost kids constantly, which isn't really scary once you know what's up.

Worth Watching?

Sinister 2 has its moments and is worth sitting down for, just don't expect it to have the punch that Sinister did. 

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