As promised, the first full trailer for Ciaran Foy’s Sinister 2 has arrived, offering our best look at the summer haunter yet. As I stated when the teaser trailer dropped, Foy has some pretty big shoes to fill now that original director Scott Derrickson stepped away from the helm, but what we see here is certainly promising.
While I quite liked the original Sinister (most of it anyway), the one thing that bugged me was the big reveal and how Buhguul was the driving force behind these killer kids. It’s such a played out trope in the genre, and unfortunately, it appears to be the main focus of Sinister 2. Hopefully Foy and Derrickson have more to offer in the sequel than just a few “creepy” kids. The trailer is solid, though, opening with George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead before unraveling into a sinister return for Mr. Boogie.
In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother and her 9-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.
Sinister 2 stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert and Dartanian Sloan. See it in theaters on August 21, 2015.
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6 thoughts on “Buhguul returns in the first full trailer for Ciaran Foy’s Sinister 2”
Meh, I still dunno. It doesn’t look awful, but I’m still of the opinion that Boogie doesn’t need a back story. Creepy kids are always good for a scare, but these kids just don’t look that creepy…
Sadly, I don’t feel too excited about this… I have a feeling that the trailer gives away the whole movie, and that this installment will rely more on jump scares than anything. I really, really hope I am wrong. Although flawed (in my opinion,) I liked the first one quite a bit and wished they would have just left it alone.
Oh, for sure. If the film is anything like the trailer, it could be in trouble because it’s entirely full of cheap jump scares. The kids come off cheesy, too.
I agree! I never found children to be scary; it looks forced with the cornfield, sickle and the “shushing” imagery. I wish movie makers would quit with the jump scare formula! It’s not horror! And trailer makers should stop revealing the highlights…
Completely agree and I think that’s the reason why mainstream horror tends to be worse than the indie stuff we’ve been seeing lately. They all follow a very formulaic narrative and rarely reach outside of the box. Hopefully there’s more to this one, though.
Hmmmmm, the movie did nothing to bolster my confidence in this. The Baghuul is scary as hell, but doesn’t need more elaboration, and doesn’t need to be used for every jump in the movie.