The 'Sinister 2' Trailer Tries To Recreate The Terror Of The Original (And Succeeds) — VIDEO
Sinister was one of the scariest movies I had seen in recent memory, and now the first Sinister 2 trailer has dropped to let everyone know that the horrific trials are far from over. Blumhouse Productions is the master of modern horror, having perfected the technique of creating thrilling and terrifying stories on a low budget. Their many trees have bore fruit in the form of box-office hits, like The Purge , Paranormal Activity , Insidious and, yes, Sinister.
Sinister 2 is the latest offering and it totes some of the same qualities as the others that have come before it: a nightmarish story, brutal scares and one grossly demonic villain.
Nowadays, few horror films really terrify me, but I'm already getting chills over the Sinister 2 trailer. Fandango was the first to premiere the footage, and it basically tells of the same story we learned in the first film. When we first encountered the demon Buhguul, he had marked Ellison (Ethan Hawke) and his family for death. Now, he has set his sights on a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin boys (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) living in a rural home. As the trailer states, there are three commonalities to Buhguul's terror: a murdered family, a house and some form of offering.
As we discovered in the first Sinister, this offering comes in the form of a video reel. Buhguul's M.O. is to take the children from the families, place his control over them, and have them slaughter their families in the most gruesome ways imaginable. In doing so, he feeds off of their souls. It's pretty horrific stuff, folks, but something from which we can't look away.
By the looks of the trailer, Buhguul with have more of a part to play this time around. He held back in the shadows of the first film, only showing his face briefly in photos and videos, and at the end of the film. However, here he seems to be popping out for more jump scares.
Sinister 2 will hit theaters on August 21, and we'll have to if it can recapture the magic that made us fall in love with the first film.