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A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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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 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 Tory O. Davis ... Security Guard
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Storyline

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.

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinister II See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,542,116, 23 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,736,779, 23 October 2015
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Sinister 2, although following the same basic elements as the first film, differs in many ways from the first film. It was inspired by Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" and gives more personality and character to Bughuul, Deputy So & So and the possessed children. According to the filmmakers and the official trailer, the snuff films and found footage become much more elaborate and creative than in the first film. See more »

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(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 »

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Still sinister but totally unmemorable
18 May 2016 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

While Sinister 2 is still quite well… sinister, it certainly lacks any of the originality and constant vibe of fear that made its predecessor such a memorable and competent horror film that found both success at the box office and on home release.

Directed by soon to be Dr. Strange deliverer Scott Derrickson, Sinister was a competently made horror that featured scarily good sound designs, an assured lead turn from Ethan Hawke and a somewhat unique premise that introduced us all to one of horror's most eerie creations of recent times in the form of the child hungry Bughuul.

Where the first film's use of home footage horrors and sudden appearances of Bughuul and his tribe were used to horrific effect, new director Ciarán Foy struggles to utilise the murderous footage to chilling affects here (even though a rat centric set piece is a dastardly delight) and an overuse of Bughuul undoes many of the films wannabe scares. It also doesn't help that an uninteresting story that's been co-created by Derrickson fails to engage like Ethan Hawke's struggling writer plot line of the first film.

Trying to keep things tied together by the return of James Ransone's one time sheriff's deputy So & So (seriously we never get to hear his name) and his quest to stop Bughuul's evil dominance, the plot that also includes Shannyn (yes I'm still acting) Sossamon's mother of two increasingly doomed boys just fails to fire and with a mere handful at best of genuine frightening or terrifying moments, Sinister 2 fails to recreate the ominous mood of the first film and where the first film culminated in a shocking finale, Sinister 2 try's but fails to shock us with a fiery and scythe laden crescendo.

The first Sinister offered up so much opportunity for a new franchise to take hold and while Bughuul still remains and interesting and scary creation, Sinister 2 seems to mark an early drop off in form that will likely see the Sinister franchise relegated to bargain bins before long, which is a sad proposition for a storyline that if done right, could be all types of horror filled greatness.

1 ½ late night basement movie screenings out of 5


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