Filmcast — “Sinister 2”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join Laura Seaman as she reviews “Sinister 2” and previews “Hitman: Agent 47” and “No Escape” on this week’s episode of filmcast.
Videography by Kathleen Gatliff.

Continue reading for a full interview Laura’s full review of “Sinister 2.”

“Sinister 2” is a continuation of one of the most disturbing movies to come out of the horror movie industry recently due to the murder scenes portrayed through Super 8 film. Unfortunately, the sequel doesn’t live up to the standards set by the original.

The solemn, dark feeling created by the story in the original was lost in the emotional and hectic family narrative in this movie. It felt as if the horror aspect of the film was in the background and that’s not what viewers want out of a movie like “Sinister 2.”

This movie takes the theme of supernatural horror and mixes it with a touch of twisted gore. While the sequel isn’t quite as intense as the first film, it still is more disturbing than the average moviegoer might be able to handle due to the showing of tortured and murdered families in gruesome detail. This includes burning, electrocution, and being eaten by alligators.

Fans of the original will be happy that the use of Super 8 film has returned along with a few new twists and the reappearance of the helpful deputy character from the first film as he looks to break the chain of haunting murders while falling for the single mother of two boys. These boys also happen to be the targets of the pagan demon Bagul. This movie is more dependent on jump scares than the first, which makes it completely different from the slow and creeping atmosphere of the first movie.

Overall, it was scary, but a bit disappointing after the terrifying original. Instead of a story about a menacing demon, viewers are given the tale of a tragic and broken family who just happens to be in the middle of a sacrificial murder plot. There was a good amount of scary scenes, but they would be immediately followed by some kind of family drama that bored the audience. It wasn’t as dark and “sinister” as audiences might hope.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]