ByClaire Stokoe, writer at Creators.co

Sinister 2 opens with Super 8 footage of 3 people hanging on crosses that start burning, it sets up the story and makes you want to find out who is filming it and why.

Why did I watch it? I had seen the original Sinister and had enjoyed the premiss of the movie and the performances by Ethan Hawke and Clare Foley. I had also seen Ciarán Foy's 2012 movie Citadel and so thought this wouldn't disappoint, a well as the writer was Scott Derrickson who wrote, directed and produced Sinister.

The Plot: A woman fleeing her abusive husband with her twin sons moves into a rural house that has been chosen by a demon for a ritualistic killing involving children. It takes place almost entirely in a rural setting that has an old church on the property were a family were murdered.

It does have some quite scary moments, the parts with the children playing their Super 8 snuff footage to the boys is harrowing in parts. The details of the different ways they dispose of their families is pretty grim, from feeding them to Alligators to electrocution and all played over an eerie, crackling record player soundtrack.

Memorable characters are: Ex-Deputy So & So played by James Ransone is an easy character to warm to, I found myself smiling at his attempts at flirting on occasion. The young boy Robert Daniel Sloan who played the good twin Dylan Collins was also very memorable.

Is Sinister 2 scary? It does have some quite scary moments, the parts with the children playing their Super 8 snuff footage to the boys is harrowing in parts. The details of the different ways they dispose of their families is pretty grim, from feeding them to Alligators to electrocution and all played over an eerie, crackling record player soundtrack.

Is it based on real events? The story is based around a demon called Bagul who is said to eat the souls of children, in the film we see how Bagul plays one sibling off against another to form a rift within the family unit until the child becomes a loyal servant and kills his or her family as an offering to the demon. The demon itself is not based on an actual myth and was created for the purpose of the movie unfortunately, but it does bare a close resemblance to both Lilith and Moloch both of whom fed on the souls and bodies of children.

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