28. Sinister 2
Release Year: 2015
Directed By: Ciaran Foy
Starring: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan, Lea Coco, Tate Ellington, John Beasley, Lucas Jade Zumann, Jaden Klein, Laila Haley, Caden M. Fritz, Olivia Rainey, Nicholas King, Robert Finlayson
Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16
Going into this October on Netflix, it appeared as though there wasn’t going to be much new horror content for a month so centered on tricks and treats. But here are, in fact, a number of new titles that are off the beaten path from the usual suspects of classics and seasonal staples. While most binge-watchers probably aren’t clamoring for Sinister 2 to hit their watch lists for a good scare, it’s one of the few straightforward horror flicks hitting the platform this month.
The follows single mother Courtney Collins (Shannyn Sossamon), who hides away from her abusive ex-husband in a rural farmhouse with his 9-year-old twins Dylan and Zach (Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan). While staying in this house, Dylan becomes haunted by nightly visits from terrifying children, who come bearing imagery of families being slaughtered. However, the chilling images are all part of the plan of evil spirit Bughuul, which tempts children into killing their loved ones. This family’s one chance at surviving is an ex-deputy (James Ransone) who’s encountered Bughuul’s sinister ways in the past.
Sinister 2 comes from director Ciaran Foy, who also helmed 2012’s Citadel and the upcoming Netflix original movie Eli, which also premieres this month. The film was a modest box office hit, raking in over $54 million worldwide against a production budget of $10 million. But those figures were still under the 2012 original’s, as were the Rotten Tomatoes scores, which holds at a 14%. For fans of just full-on creepy horror films, here’s what you need to set the spooky tone for a haunting Halloween. Check out the Sinister sequel when it begins streaming on Oct. 16.