Sinister 2 | Salt Lake City Weekly
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  Rated R · 97 minutes · 2015

Horror, Thriller
A sequel to a film as unsettling as Sinister was almost bound to be disappointing--either too tame by comparison, or too nasty. Sinister 2, as it turns out, is both. Returning writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill continue their story with the still-nameless cop (James Ransone) trying to prevent a new family--a single mom (Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin sons--from falling prey to the home-movie-loving demon Bughuul. Building on what was revealed in Sinister, the sequel follows one of the boys (Robert Daniel Sloan) as he's guided by Bughuul's ghost children. The new perspective opens up possibilities, but the story feels rehashed, and the snuff films the kid finds are grosser (but not scarier) than the originals. Director Ciaran Foy leans too much on the jump scares, too--a sure sign of lack of confidence.


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Director: Ciarán Foy
Producer: Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Couper Samuelson and Xavier Marchand
Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Sloan, Dartanian Sloan, Lea Coco, Tate Ellington, John Beasley, Lucas Zumann, Jaden Klein, Laila Haley, Olivia Rainey, Nick King and Michael Woods

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