5.3/10
48,524
197 user 214 critic

Sinister 2 (2015)

Trailer
2:27 | Trailer
A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director:

Ciarán Foy
Reviews
Popularity
4,536 ( 562)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ransone ... Ex-Deputy So & So
Shannyn Sossamon ... Courtney Collins
Robert Daniel Sloan ... Dylan Collins (as Robert Sloan)
Dartanian Sloan ... Zach Collins
Lea Coco ... Clint Collins
Tate Ellington ... Dr. Stomberg
John Beasley ... Father Rodriguez
Lucas Jade Zumann ... Milo
Jaden Klein ... Ted
Laila Haley Laila Haley ... Emma
Caden Marshall Fritz ... Peter
Olivia Rainey Olivia Rainey ... Catherine
Nicholas King ... Bughuul (as Nick King)
Michael B. Woods ... The Creeper (as Michael Woods)
Tory O. Davis ... Security Guard
Edit

Storyline

In a farmhouse near a corn field where Ellison Oswait lived, the boy Dylan has nightmares and is visited by ghostly children led by the boy Mile. Dylan lives with his mother Courtney Collins, who has just left her abusive husband, and his brother Zach and is forced by the ghosts to go to the basement to watch home films in Super 8 of families being slaughtered. Ex-Deputy So & So is investigating the crime spree of Bughuul and burning down the houses where the deceased families lived to protect other families. He travels to the farmhouse and finds Courtney and her sons living there. He tells that he is a private investigator and he protects her against a bluff of her ex-husband to keep the children with him. Then he begins a love affair with Courtney. Meanwhile Dylan tells to the ghosts that he will not see any video again but Zach, who is the real choice of the ghosts, replaces him. When their father succeeds in getting a court order to have the custody of the children, Courtney is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be Careful, Children at Play See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody and disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Upon the release of Sinister 2 on August 21st, 2015, several magazines and websites in the United Kingdom and Ireland held contests for entrants to win merchandise packs. Each merchandise pack included a plastic super 8 camera keychain with an LED light in the lens, a Sinister 2 t-shirt, a coffee mug that shows Bughuul's face when heated up, and a "retro" HAM radio. eOne Entertainment provided the merchandise packs. The contests were only open to U.K. and Ireland residents. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Zach Collins: [searches frantically in the basement box for another 16mm camera] There's gotta be another camera, please... no, NO!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: American Ultra (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Fragment #5 (2014 Remaster)
Written by Nicholas Triarchos
Performed by Accurst
Courtesy of Accurst
See more »

User Reviews

 
I wanted to like it...
11 October 2015 | by lukenutt5See all my reviews

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.


61 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 197 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinister II See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,542,116, 23 August 2015

Gross USA:

$27,740,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,329,150
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed