Sinister 2 (also stylized as Sinister II) is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Ciaran Foy and written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. The sequel to the 2012 film Sinister, the film stars James Ransone, reprising his role from the original film, and Shannyn Sossamon as a mother whose sons are tormented by the ghostly children taken by Bughuul at their rural farmhouse.
The film received a nationwide release on August 21, 2015. The film grossed over $52 million against its reported budget of $10 million.
The film opens in an identical style to the first movie: a snuff movie depicting a family being hung up like scarecrows in a corn field with sacks over their heads and burned alive when a Zippo lighter is thrown into a trail of petrol. It is revealed to be the nightmare of nine-year-old Dylan Collins, who is staying in a rural farmhouse next to a deconsecrated Lutheran church, with his twin brother Zach, and their mother Courtney (Shannyn Sossamon). He hears rustling in the open wardrobe and a spooky face appears. A ghost bearing a likeness to his twin brother appears.
The Deputy from the first film goes to Confession. The priest recognises him from “the Oswalt thing.” Deputy explains he found something otherworldly and asks the priest for help, who tells him to stay out of it.
Whilst shopping (and her sons are playing with toy guns), a man with sunken eyes seems to stare at Courtney and appears to follow her around the shop. She tells the boys to run (using Rutabaga as a safe word) and the man chases her as she leaves the shop, knocking over a stand. Courtney orders a security guard to stop him. As they drive away, the man is seen on a phone, saying “That’s her.” to an unknown person, most likely Clint, Courtney’s abusive ex husband who is also the father of her children.
Courtney works in the church, restoring antiques. Meanwhile, the Deputy is independently researching the murders connected to Bughuul, and is burning down the homes where each murder took place before another family can move into them to prevent more murders, this included the house where Oswalt and his family was murdered in the first film.
Dylan is visited nightly by a group of ghostly children, led by a boy named Milo, who force him to watch “home movies” of families being murdered in various savage ways; eaten alive by alligators while being hung upside-down above a river (“Fishing Trip”), electrocuted in a puddle of water on a kitchen floor (“Kitchen Remodel”), buried alive in the snow on Christmas Day (“Christmas Morning”) and strapped to chairs with their mouths forced open and having their teeth mutilated with drills (“Dentist Appointment”).
The Deputy arrives at the farmhouse to destroy it, but is interrupted when he realizes Courtney and her sons are living there. Courtney tells him to leave because she thinks he is working with Clint. He convinces her otherwise and tells Courtney he is a private investigator, and she allows him to investigate the deconsecrated church on the property where a gruesome murder took place. She doesn’t realize it, but her sons know what happened at the church.
The Deputy is then seen in a hotel room reading newspaper articles on a computer, when he stumbles across one which shows Courtney and Clint on their wedding day. Suddenly, articles about the murder in the church flood the screen, before Bughuul’s symbol and a loud buzzing appear and the screen cuts out. When he leans down to collect his bag, the reflection of the screen shows Bughuul standing in the bathroom doorway behind the Deputy. When the Deputy sees it and looks behind him, there is nothing there. Bughuul then appears in the reflection again, before walking forward and putting his finger to his lips. The Deputy slams the laptop screen closed.
Clint shows up at the farmhouse with police to try and take the boys but leaves after the Deputy threatens them, warning them that they need a court order to proceed. In this scene, it is also revealed that he was arrested after releasing classified information (the names and addresses of the murders he gave to Ellison Oswalt in the first film.)
Courtney wants to leave with the boys but the Deputy advises Courtney not to leave the farmhouse, knowing that each of the murders connected to Bughuul occurred only after the families had fled the homes where the previous murders had occurred. Courtney invites him to stay at the farmhouse on the condition that he doesn’t tell anyone where they are, and the two develop a budding romance, talking outside the house while sitting on the swings, and passionately kissing once they return inside.
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