From the producers of highly profitable horror films such as “Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” “Insidious,” “Sinister” and “Ouija” franchises which have grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide comes the alarmingly horrifying sequel “Sinister 2.” After the original “Sinister” grossed over $80 million at the box office worldwide in 2012, writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are back again this time with Ciaran Foy who directed the second instalment in the terrifying franchise.
Picking up where the first film ended, “Sinister 2” follows Deputy So-and-So investigating the serial murders that his late friend Ellison Oswalt failed to solve in time. His investigation leads him to a farmhouse where he meets a new family – Courtney Collins(Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin sons Zach and Dylan (portrayed by real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) who are on the run from their abusive husband and father, Clint. They’ve sought refuge in a friend’s uninhabited farmhouse with a dark past. Unbeknownst to Courtney, Dylan and Zach uncover a set of home-made films and meet the Ghost Kids contained within them … continuing Bughuul’s reign of terror.
“The character from the first film, So & So, is someone Courtney doesn’t know at all – much less that he has become driven to solve the Bughuul mystery. When his findings lead him to the abandoned house in which we are hiding, his instinct is to protect them from what they’re running from. All the while, he is trying to solve and deal with this horror that he can’t quite say out loud.”
The actress reveals, “Courtney wonders if she can trust him because that’s a big part of who she is. The scariest parts for me on this movie were the scenes with the ex-husband. I struggled with those in pre-production and when we finally filmed the scenes.”
Unlike Ethan Hawke’s character of Ellison in Sinister, Shannyn Sossamon’s character of Courtney in Sinister 2 has no idea that she has resettled her family to a place where murder had occurred. Derrickson explains, “She’s a woman who has recently fled from the husband who badly mistreated her and her boys, twins named Dylan and Zach. It’s through the two kids that we come to find out where they’re taking refuge was the site of a Bughuul disciples’ murder – and of another of the horrific kill films.
“So in the new movie, children play much bigger roles; their point of view is much more significant than it was in Sinister.” Sossamon elaborates, “Courtney is experiencing her own horror in a bad marriage. She’s protective of her two boys, and makes the decision to save herself and them by going on the run from Clint, the abusive husband and father.
“Sinister 2” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on September 9 from Pioneer Films.