A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
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.
The camera featured in Sinister 2 is a 16mm Bolex camera. These cameras are much more annoying to operate than a super 8. A 16mm camera was chosen over the super 8 from the first Sinister film, despite super 8 film being more recent than 16mm (16mm is 30 years older than super 8). 16mm film is cheaper and easier to find than super 8. Many film students and art students worldwide, especially in Canada and Europe, still use 16mm for projects, whereas super 8 film is wanted mostly by nostalgic film enthusiasts and people making music videos. See more »
(at around 1h 22 mins) After leaving his car in the cornfield, the family runs into the house. Outside the burning house the car appears in the driveway. See more »
If you tell anyone, we'll kill you first, and then your whole family, and we'll watch the film over and over and over.
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At the end of the credits, you can hear static immediately followed by a short tune of a child playing a piano. Similar to the piece heard on the Ham Radio during the movie. See more »
'SINISTER 2': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)
Sequel to the 2012 horror hit 'SINISTER'; about a family haunted by a demon, called Bhughul, through the ghosts of murdered children, using super 8 snuff films. This installment picks up where the last one left off, with a new family being terrorized by Bhughul. The movie was directed by Ciaran Foy and written by Scott Derrickson (the director of the first film) and C. Robert Cargill (the duo also wrote the first movie, as well). It stars James Ransone (who also costarred in the original flick), Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan and Lucas Jade Zumann. I enjoyed it, although not quite as much as the first film.
A mother, Courtney (Sossamon), and her twin sons, Dylan (Robert Daniel Sloan) and Zach (Dartanian Sloan), move into a countryside farmhouse. They're on the run from Courtney's abusive husband, Clint (Lea Coco); who has hired people to search for them. Dylan is having continuous, horrific, nightmares; and begins seeing the ghosts of dead children. These spirits are led by a kid named Milo (Zumann), who starts showing Dylan Super 8 home movies; of families being brutally murdered. Ex Deputy So & So (Ransone), who investigated the crimes in the first film, shows up and tries to help the family.
This film has a lot bigger budget than the first movie, $10 million compared to $3 million, so the productions values are a lot better. It looks cooler, and the nightmarish gore scenes are at least as well made as the original installment (if not better). It is lacking Ethan Hawke (the star of the first film) and Derrickson at the helm; Foy shows decent talent here, but he's definitely not as skilled as Derrickson (yet). The movie has some really creative and haunting horror imagery and atmosphere, but it is slow paced and not that involving. It's a decent enough sequel though.
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