Sinister 2 (2015)
R | 1h 37min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 21 August 2015 (USA)
Following the events from the first film, a different family; a mother and her 2 sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. When the deputy from the first film learns that this family is next in line to fall to the demon Bhughul, he races before time to stop it and save them from the same fate.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for strong violence, bloody and disturbing images, and language
Being a huge fan of the first Sinister, I was beyond excited for this movie. After seeing the trailer, it looked like they were going to go over the top with this one and make it intense. I really wanted that to happen. I really wanted this to be even better than the first.
I didn’t get what I wanted.
This is my first review, so I’ll keep it short. Everything that I was hoping this film would have, wasn’t there. Not really a spoiler, but I felt like it tried to be more of a family drama movie with some supernatural stuff going on in the background. There were non-genuine jump-scares and the acting was less than average. Even with the glaringly bad plot, I sat there trying to look at some positives. The positives are that some scares got me. I’m jumpy even when I know jump-scares are coming, so they got me on that. But when the movie ended, I couldn’t help but reflect on how bad the overall story was and how stupid some of the scares were. I won’t spoil any of them, but let’s just say that you’ll probably be wondering how the scares were “genuine” when you really put it into perspective.
I give this movie a 5/10. Mostly because I just really, really wanted to like it. I kept searching for any redeeming qualities throughout the movie and they are slim to none. I recommend watching if you’re bored one night and you’ve seen just about all the horror movies out there. It’ll pass the time, but it’s just a plain jump-scare fest with a nonsensical story. Don’t go in having high expectations like I did.
Director: Ciarán Foy
Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan
Country: USA | UK
Release Date: 21 August 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: Sinister II
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA