August 4, 2015 – (Los Angeles) - Gramercy Pictures announces “Sinister Weekends,” a midnight screenings program across the country to connect “Sinister” fans with the franchise’s haunting inspirations including The Ring, Let The Right One In and Night of The Living Dead – all leading up to this month’s release of the highly anticipated Sinister 2. The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, and over a dozen additional markets with weekends of horror celebrating fright inspirations for “Sinister” co-creators and Sinister 2 screenwriters and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill as well as Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy. The “Sinister Weekends” culminate in special midnight screenings of the original “Sinister.” The screenings will feature recorded introductions from Ciarán Foy and producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. Sinister 2 opens nationally from Gramercy Pictures on Friday, August 21, 2015.
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The Complete “Sinister Weekends” Screening Program
August 8 and 9, 2015 – THE RING – On August 8 and 9, “Sinister Weekends” showcases “The Ring.” Gore Verbinksi’s visual masterpiece unnerved “Sinister” co-creator and writer C. Robert Cargill, who credits this movie with causing a nightmare which would serve as the inspiration for the “Sinister” franchise.
August 15 and 16, 2015 – THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy presents three of his personal favorites (“The Devil’s Backbone,” “Let the Right One In,” “Night of the Living Dead”) for “Sinister Weekends” dates August 15 and 16. The trio of diverse and iconic titles speaks to the robust cinematic vocabulary which Foy brings to the franchise.
August 22 and 23, 2015 – SINISTER – On opening weekend for Sinister 2, “Sinister Weekends” will stoke fans’ anticipation with special midnight screenings of the original “Sinister.”
About Sinister 2
Sinister 2 is the chilling sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity. The new story is a scary, suspenseful race against time to save a family from falling prey to the madness, movies, and murder conjured by Bughuul and his foot soldiers, the ghost kids.
9-year-old twins Dylan and Zach Collins (portrayed by real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) have been spirited away by their mother Courtney (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) to a rural house in Illinois. The home and property are just isolated enough to evade Courtney’s estranged husband Clint (Lea Coco), who has abused her and Dylan. This protective mother is unaware that the house itself is marked for death…
…but Ex-Deputy So & So (James Ransone, reprising his “Sinister” role), now a private investigator, has deduced that the family’s hideout is the next manifestation spot for Bughuul. Determined to avenge the tragedy he was privy to while on the police force, So & So journeys to the rural residence, intending to burn it to the ground and thereby end Bughuul’s chain of death. Finding Courtney and the twins there, he realizes that they are in danger from Clint and that he must step in to help them before he can implement a plan of attack against Bughuul.
What neither Courtney nor So & So are aware of is how the ghost kids have already been unsettling Dylan with their disturbing “home movies,” each more sinister than the last…
MPAA Rating: R