Sinister 2 Bluray Movie Review

139215_slipSinister 2

Bluray + Digital HD

Release Date: January 12, 2016

Released By: Universal Studios

Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan

Run Time:  97 Minutes

 

 

Synopsis:

“Hiding from her abusive, estranged husband, Courtney Collins lives in a rural house with her 9-year-old twins, Dylan and Zach. Young Dylan receives nightly visits from ghoulish kids who show him disturbing images of families being slaughtered. It’s all part of the grand plan of Bughuul, the evil spirit who recruits innocent children to murder their loved ones. The only hope for his intended new victims may be a former deputy who’s familiar with Bughuul’s fiendish work from the past.”

My Review:

Sinister 2 is a direct sequel to the original Sinister movie. Even though it doesn’t revolve around the original characters (for good reason), it takes place in the same universe and follows the events that occurred in the first installment. This time the story focuses on a character named Courtney and her twin sons Dylan, and Zach. The three of them are staying in an abandoned house, hiding out from their abusive husband/father. Throughout the movie, Dylan repeatedly has nightmares of children showing him footage of how they killed their families. As conditions continue to worsen for Courtney and her family, a familiar face comes about. The former Deputy from the first Sinister movie enters the story, and he is dead set on putting an end to Bughuul’s terror. Without giving anymore of the story away, I would like to say that this movie doesn’t get the respect that it deserves. When comparing it to the first Sinister movie, yes it’s different BUT that doesn’t mean that it’s bad. Sinister 2 has received a lot of negative feedback, and I think it’s mainly due to the fact that people don’t know how to separate it from the original. Just because it was gone about differently, doesn’t mean that it’s automatically bad. Personally, I liked the new characters and I absolutely loved that the original Deputy was one of them. It was the perfect bridge between the 2 movies, and it was done very well. The cast did a good job of portraying their characters, although I could’ve done without some of Zach’s over the top scenes. The first Sinister movie had me creeped out from start to finish. Although this movie had it’s creepy moments, I found them to be a bit more campy than the original. Regardless, I had a good time with the story and thought it was a nice addition to the franchise. The Picture Quality on the Bluray were very crisp and clear, which made the scenery shots look beautiful, and the creepy shots look creepier. The Audio Quality was also really good. The use of sound made it feel like I was at theaters, when in reality I was in the comfort of my own home. The Bluray also comes with some pretty good Special Features such as deleted/extended/behind the scenes, and a commentary as well. Overall, Sinister 2 was a nice surprise for me. It has a fun story with fun characters, it’s creepy in the right places, and it’s funny at the right times. The quality of the Bluray is fantastic, and it comes with some really nice Special Features which make it worth the purchase.  If you were a fan of the original Sinister movie, I recommend you checking this one out with an open mind.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes

Extended Kill Films

Time To Watch Another: The Making Of Sinister 2

Feature Commentary With Director Ciaran Foy

Overall Rating:

7 Out Of 10 Stars

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