There was something incredibly creepy about Sinister. No matter which way you sliced it, it was almost impossible to shake the feeling that something just wasn't right after watching.
The way events unfolded, allowing us to make the journey with Ethan Hawke's character (even while he make ridiculously silly decisions, alone, that continued leading him down a dark path and eventually to a rather silly reveal of Bughuul) hit all the right notes for fresh and frightening horror.
Sinister 2, however, will have the kids taking over Hawke's journey. They'll be the inquisitive ones, popping up the old reel-to-reel and unleashing the evil that want, ultimately, to take them over to do his evil bidding. At least that's what I'm gathering from the trailer.
James Ransone is back as So & So (and he was the brightest part of Sinister), doing his thing as a detective. Hopefully he'll save the day and get the girl. There has to be a reason the twins come to us by way of a single mother (Shannyn Sossaman).
While the snuff movies will no doubt still be disturbing, their tarnish has worn off now that we know the purpose behind them. The kids gathering to rope others into joining them will seem like old hat and the presence of Bughuul doesn't promise to offer much other than Ring-like shock value.
However, it's just a trailer, and Sinister was a surprise, so when all is said and done, let's see if Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill can team up with Ciarian Foy and deliver on the magic they created with Sinister.
Sinister 2 opens nationwide August 21, 2015.