Two years ago, writer-director Scott Derrickson introduced us to the serial-killing demon Bughuul (AKA Mr. Boogie) in the dread-inducing Sinister. Now, prepare for round two, with this new, red band, stronger-than-last-time Sinister II trailer arriving to scare the peel from your banana. Watch below, but keep your eyes closed.
There's a lot of overlap there with the previous promo, but it's certainly more intense. There's a little bit more in the way of expositional Bughuul mythology; more from the entity's unfortunate previous child victims; and a few more glimpses of this instalment's kill films. And this trailer dispenses with that Henry Hall Bogeyman song from Jeepers Creepers that the last clip used to some effect.
Sinister II, of course, comes from the Blumhouse stable: home of Insidious, The Purge, Paranormal Activity and so on. Derrickson remains on board as producer and co-writer (with C. Robert Cargill) for the sequel, but has delegated the directing reins to Ciaran Foy (Citadel).
"The mythology in the second film is explored more in terms of the mechanics of how Bughuul's curse works," Foy explained to Empire recently. "You find out a little bit more about him and how he operates: the mythology in terms of the kill films and the meaning behind them as sacrificial offerings is expanded upon. There’s a new character called Stomberg, who imparts some new information..."
There's no Ethan Hawke this time, with Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone and Tate Ellington leading the adult cast, and Dartanian Sloan, Caden M. Fritz, Jaden Klein and a spooky-looking Lucas Jade Zumann among the kids. Sinister II is out in the UK on August 21, and if you'd like to know more in the meantime, be sure to pick up the next issue of Empire, out at the end of July.