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.
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.
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.
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 5, 2015
Sinister 2 basically destroys everything good the first one did. [Full review in Spanish]
October 9, 2015
As the ghoul from the 2012 horror hit stalks a new family, this sequel's sharply well-crafted set-up leaves the hackneyed conclusion feeling very disappointing.
September 24, 2015
The new perspective opens up possibilities, but the story still feels rehashed.
September 17, 2015
Sinister 2 plays like a sputtering, unnecessary fourth act that lacks the tension and sense of dread of the original.
September 9, 2015
It has a couple of good scrares but it's ultimately forgettable. [Full review in Spanish]