Last year’s critically and financially successful film, Sinister, is about to get a sequel. The first film was made for a merger $3 million and took in roughly $87 million worldwide. More importantly, for people like me, it was actually a pretty great movie as well.
Cranking out horror sequels is nothing new, and the trend has only increased since the rise of the massively successful and incredibly cheap Paranormal Activity franchise. Like Paranormal Activity and Insidious, which has also secured a sequel, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is behind the Sinister franchise.
All too often horror sequels fall off in terms of quality from the original, usually because of a shuffling of key figures in production. Luckily all of the import people behind the first Sinister will be back including director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill.
No details on the plot have emerged yet but anyone who saw Sinister could likely put the pieces together and figure out how a possible sequel could take place. The film lends itself to a franchise well, and the sequel would feel natural unlike many other horror film sequels including the redundant Last Exorcism Part II. There is no word on a release date yet, but don’t be surprised if it gets an October release like it’s predecessor.