Synopsis: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. -IMDB
Tagline: Be careful. Children at Play.
Release Date: 2015-8-21 | MPAA Rating: R | Coolthulhus Earned: 2
Trailer: Sinister 2
Sinister 2 Review
Sinister 2 could have only been a worse follow-up if it was shot on a The Gallows budget. That’s how bad this movie was. There was absolutely nothing redeemable about it. They took a refreshingly fun idea from the first movie, and proceeded to put it through the jump-scare desperate-for-money grinder until absolutely none of the charm of the first movie existed anymore. I honestly can’t say there was even one unique twist or scene in the movie that I enjoyed. If they thought they were doing something different or awesome by making the family that’s suffering even more worthy of pity by having them running from an abusive man, they were wrong. That’s like pulling the dead child card. Just ’cause you can doesn’t mean you should.
Sinister had a delightfully tense atmosphere that was carried easily by the leading man and the supporting cast. Sinister 2 wouldn’t know what atmosphere was if it bit it in the ass and left a tooth-marked shaped scar that clearly spelled out the word.
The only thing Sinister 2 had going for it was a handful of jump scares, and one scene early on in the movie when one of the dead kids appear. That’s it. The acting was overdone. The leading man looked like he was going to collapse in a nervous wreck at any minute. I kept watching it in the hopes that it would get better, but it never did.
The only reason its not getting a 1 Cool-thulhu rating from me is because it didn’t annoy me. Just frustrated me. Click here to rent or buy Sinister 2 on Amazon.com