Some of you may recall the movie Sinister. For those who don’t, let me remind you. It’s a delightful little tale about how the boogeyman is real. Ethan Hawke learns about a series of strange killings that all share one thing in common: one child went missing and was never found again, and the rest of the family was found dead.
(Also, the Boogeyman is a member of Slipknot.)
Unfortunately, Ethan Hawke doesn’t make it out of that movie alive because Deputy So and So, who puts together the most important part of the pattern of deaths, can’t get in touch with him.
Sinister has some of the usual horror movie stuff, but it also has interesting little touches that you may not initially notice. It’s put together well, and it has some neat things that make you pay attention to the background, which I always see as a big plus.
The first movie came in at over $18 million with a budget of $3 million, so what does that mean? Sequel time, you guys!
Where Sinister had those nice touches that I appreciated, Sinister 2 does something that I find very frustrating in any series of films: it breaks the set of rules in the world it already spent so much time putting together.
Let’s review those rules.