Sinister 2

2015

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 14%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 37357

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Cast

Ethan Hawke as Ellison Oswalt
Shannyn Sossamon as Courtney Collins
Tate Ellington as Dr. Stomberg
Juliet Rylance as Tracy Oswalt
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781.61 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
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1hr 37 min
P/S 7 / 46

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Andrew Gold 2 / 10

Scare-free cash grab that killed the possibility of a great franchise.

Sinister was one of the scariest horror movies of the past decade for me. Was it perfect? Absolutely not, but it got the basics of the genre right. The atmosphere was brooding, the imagery was disturbing, the pacing was deliberately slow, the acting was convincing, the suspense was constantly lingering, the scares were genuine, and you were on the same page as the protagonist the entire time. Sinister 2 cheapens everything that made the first film effective. Chilling atmosphere? Gone. Interesting characters? Nope. Good scares? Not a one.

Sinister 2 spoon-feeds everything to you in the clunkiest, most annoying way possible. For starters, this movie is a prime example of why I generally hate kid actors. A good chunk of the story revolves around these two brothers and how the ghost children are leading them into the Boogey-world or whatever it's called, and their acting is horrendous. Some scenes are just the kids talking back and forth and it's painful to sit through. Also, the creepy 8mm tapes are blatantly shoehorned into this movie because, hey, they worked in the first one so we gotta throw them in here. In the first Sinister, Ellison had to watch these tapes because it was part of his job. He was investigating the murders and was forced to sit through these horrific tapes to find clues to help him (and the audience) learn about what was happening. Here, the evil kids lure one of the human kids into the basement and say, "Hey, watch this! Or else..." So the kid watches the tapes, and they serve absolutely no purpose other than to show gratuitous violence for the sake of having gratuitous violence. None of it is scary or disturbing on a personal level because it's such a sloppy plot device that breaks up the momentum of the main story.

The main story isn't good either. Their mother is hiding out from her abusive ex-husband, another cheap plot device that adds nothing to the story other than to have a detestable character to root against. He shows up to make everyone agitated and mad, literally, that's his sole contribution to the movie. The deputy from the first Sinister is the only recurring character, and he's likable enough. In fact, the chemistry between the deputy and the mother is the best part of the movie. If they had developed their characters more and focused on them investigating the mystery behind these tapes, it could have been a serviceable sequel. But no, the kids take center stage here and make it excruciatingly hard to care about anything going on.

Mr. Boogie also takes center stage, dressed to the nines (like any great horror movie villain), popping up here and there with his long hair and suit looking like Michael Jackson. It becomes a joke after a while, and not a funny one. Jump scares are scattered throughout like a minefield and you're just waiting for them to go off. Nothing in this movie works. It's aggravating to know this is the sequel to Sinister because it ruins the possibility of a franchise. Sinister 2 should have never been made, and if you haven't seen it, then pretend it doesn't exist. Sinister stands on its own, while Sinister 2 lays in the pile of pointless, unwanted, cash grab horror sequels that deserve to be erased from human history.

Reviewed by Nigel P 7 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

For a story about a bereaved mother with two young sons, this could have been a lot worse. I have a low tolerance for bratty depictions of troubled youngsters in films like this, and the often dewy-eyed mother's intense efforts in trying to 'understand' them. Luckily, that kind of drippery is in short supply here, with Director Ciaran Foy clearly more concerned with horror atmospherics.

For any unacquainted with the original, it is difficult not to notice how little explanation there is for events here. In some ways it is a good thing that we head straight into the thrust of the narrative, but in others it must be frustrating playing 'the long game' in order for newcomers to be enlightened about the ongoing story.

The main protagonist is Bughuul from the earlier film, who looks very much like the lead character in Top Cow's 'The Darkness' comics. He makes surprisingly brief appearances here – such restraint is commendable, although it would have been nice to see a little more of him. Perhaps nice is the wrong word.

There are several story strands here, but sadly, only the evil ghostly children's growing influence on young Zack (Dartanian Sloan) has any sense of progression. Other interesting elements, like Zack becoming the bully his father Clint (Lea Coco) was, and the father's abusive behaviour towards the likable Courtney - as well as her relationship with the 'Ex-Deputy' - are plot-threads presented more or less in isolation amidst everything else, and they remain severely under-developed and subsequently not as interesting as they deserve to be.

Despite the convincing acting, I feel that too much reliance is placed on the young cast members. It is too much to ask that scenes of such horrific 'weight' to them should be adequately conveyed by the juniors.

The highlight for me here is Tomandandy's amazing, doom-laden score. Throughout, the music adds an extra layer of intensity and dark foreboding. The soundtrack is available to buy and makes for pretty unsettling listening on its own.

Reviewed by Eric Germ 3 / 10

A sequel we all wanted, but didn't get

Sinister 1 was a massive hit and a big surprise for me, might as well say it out loud, that it found itself in my favorite horror movie list. When they announced the sequel I got really excited... I tried not to get too excited, since after all it's a Hollywood horror movie sequel and those don't do good most of the time.

When it was released, it hit hard, like a truck...Terribe, just godawful script, overly exaggerated jump scares WHY. It's like they completely ignored what the first movie was about. Also, what's up with showing Bughuul like every 5 minutes. That just ruined the whole secrecy and mystery about "it".

The ONLY good thing they included from the first movie was the Deputy So and So and his efforts to stop this whole cycle. But it wasn't enough to save this movie from being dogs*it, pardon my language.

I heavily suggest you not to waste your time on it...

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