Sinister 2 Reviews
July 4, 2020
Sinister 2 takes imagery and devices that you've seen before, and makes them feel even more worn down and cliché that they were already.
December 8, 2019
One of the weaker sequels in the Blumhouse arsenal in terms of terror and suspense, Sinister 2 is nevertheless solid filmmaking with high production values, interesting script and character development
October 9, 2019
The movie does what it says. Sinister 2 is all about the feeling that something evil, menacing, and disturbing will happen; that's what it literally leaves you hoping for.
September 26, 2019
Not nearly special, or even scary, enough to justify its existence, it neither furthers Bagul's back-story nor does anything new with the character.
July 5, 2019
A few chilling images and a terrific score by tomandandy can't make up for lackluster performances (mainly from a completely miscast lead), over-reliance on jump scares and an overall sense of ennui.
December 14, 2018
Sinister 2 doesn't rise to the level of classic, but it is an effective continuation of the original, spooky enough to rank as a very decent horror outing.
November 10, 2018
Sinister II's crime is not so much the calculating presence of a haunt hipster looking to stunt the growth of bewildered housing inhabitants as it is following the pedestrian path of boofests with banal bangs of exhilaration.
November 2, 2018
It had the potential to be as good as the first film, but the filmmakers made unfortunate choices that diluted the main story line and overexposed everything that was supposed to be scary.
October 25, 2018
Sinister 2 is a definite improvement on the first film, enriching the narrative with a heavier emphasis on mood and expanding the universe as a whole.
August 1, 2017
By the tortured end (for the viewer), we are left with the inquietude of another sequel coming. From the mouth of madness, we know this story won't end.
September 21, 2016
No one expects low-budget horror sequels to be the height of innovation. But it's still a shame, because it left a talented director without much to work with.
April 5, 2016
If ever there was a perfect example of the misguided nature of the film sequel, Sinister 2 is it. You can commend a sequel for trying to build on and expand the original, but this film seems to have regressed.
March 29, 2016
In a film where ghostly children attempt to force other kids to watch horror movies only to be repeatedly told "I don't' want to", this somehow manages to be a microcosm for Sinister 2. I don't want to watch any more either.
January 27, 2016
A lackluster follow up to what was a fairly unimpressive horror entry.
January 22, 2016
Whilst Sinister 2 at least manages to avoid being a mere re-tread, the final product comes off as decidedly flat.
January 1, 2016
Ciarn Foy provides a further link to the first film by resolutely failing to generate any decent scares.
November 6, 2015
The ghost children require the boys to watch home movies of murder; in this way, the film ritualizes the 'aesthetic observance of violence' (to quote one character) that gives its particular bogeyman -- and the horror genre -- life.