I recently watched Sinister 2 on Blu-ray. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment sent me the movie for review on my blog. I enjoyed it. The film kept me at the edge of my seat. I think I even jumped in my seat a couple of times. Sinister 2 is related to the first Sinister film. You can skip the first movie, but you will understand the second story better if you watch the first film first. Sinister 2 is available now in digital HD. It will be release on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, January 12th. Continue reading to learn six things about Sinister 2.
Six Things About the Sinister 2
It’s a sequel to the 2012 movie
As you can guess from the name of the movie, Sinister 2 is a sequel to the first Sinister film. The stories are related, but you should be able to understand the second movie without seeing the first one. In the first film, a writer and his family moves into a house where four people were murdered. The fifth member, a child, was never found. While writing a book about the murders, the author discovers there has been a series of murders where all but one of the family members have died. In each case, a child has gone missing. The author eventually comes to the conclusion that the murders and child abductions were the work of an ancient boogeyman.
Deputy So and So is back
The deputy in the first movie is back in Sinister 2. This time around, he’s one of the main characters. In Sinister 2, he goes around the country trying to prevent the sinister murders from happening again. A good part of the film also focuses on a set of twin boys, Dylan and Zach. One of the boys is being recruited by a group of kids who were abducted in the serial killings. Unlike the first film, we actually see the interaction between the kids and the supernatural world in Sinister 2.
Sinister 2 is more gruesome
Like the first film, Sinister 2 keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you’ve seen the first movie, then you know what’s going on. As a result, Sinister 2 is not as sinister as the first one. However, the second movie is more gruesome. In my opinion, Sinister 2 is not something most people will want to watch on their own. Invite a buddy so you can scream together in stereo.
Deputy So and So’s name is not revealed
James Ransone reprises his character from the first Sinister film. In the credits he is listed as ex-Deputy So & So. Now that I think about it, I don’t think his character’s real name was mentioned in either stories. I do remember how he got his So and So nickname — it was from the first movie when he suggested to the author he can be the source mentioned in the acknowledgement of his books. Other cast members include Dartanian Sloan (Zach Collins), Robert Daniel Sloan (Dylan Collins), Shannyn Sossamon (Courtney Collins), Tate Ellington (Dr. Stomberg), Lea Coco (Clint Collins), John Beasley (Father Rodriguez), Lucas Jade Zumann (Milo), Jaden Klein (Ted), Laila Haley (Emma), Caden Marshall Fritz (Peter), Olivia Rainey (Catherine), Nicholas King (Bughuul), Michael B. Woods (The Creeper), and Tory O. Davis (security guard). Sinister 2 was directed by Ciarán Foy.
Sinister 2 is rated R
The movie is rated R for strong violence, blood and disturbing images, and language. My youngest daughter loves horror films and she didn’t get scared watching the film. However, I think Sinister 2 will give most kids nightmares. I do not recommend Sinister 2 for young children.
The Blu-ray and DVD include bonus features
The 98-minute Blu-ray includes the movie in Blu-ray and digital HD formats. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray packaging includes extra features:
- Extended Kill Films (Blu-ray only)
- Deleted Scenes
- Time to Watch Another: Making of Sinister 2 — In this behind-the-scenes featurette, filmmakers discuss how they built the new story upon the first film and brought back Deputy So & So to continue the hunt for Bughuul
- Feature Commentary with Director Ciarán Foy
More info: Sinister 2 Blu-ray