'Sinister' Sequel Announced

Gregory Wakeman

A sequel to last year's low-budget horror film, Sinister, has been announced, after the original grossed a substantial amount of money off a low budget.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Sinister, is a supernatural horror film that revolves around the antics of a crime writer who decides to move into a house where a murdered family used to live, with his wife and two children in order for inspiration.

Of course, the house soon starts to wreak havoc of their lives, especially after Hawke's character discovers a box of mysterious and disturbing home movies that turns his surroundings into a supernatural nightmare.

Sinister was only produced for just $3 million, and it went on to gross over $80 million at the box-office, explaining why its production company, Blumhouse Production, has decided to order a sequel for the project.

Sinister also received positive reviews, and was deemed a film festival favourite after it premiered at the SXSW, London FrightFest, and Sitges events.

The writers of the original, C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, are set to return for the film, but Derrickson, who directed the first instalment, will be replaced behind the camera.

However, Derrickson will be busy directing the adaptation of the Deus Ex videogames film, as well as Stephen King's, The Breathing Method.

Blumhouse Production will be hoping this marks the star of another franchise of horror feature films, that will be in the same vein as the Paranormal Activity, and Insidious films. All of which have been produced by Jason Blum.

Paranormal Activity 5 will hit cinemas in Autumn 2013, and the original foursome of movies managed to gross over $750 million at the box office, from a combined production cost of just $15 million.

The casting and narrative of the sequel have yet to be announced. Are you excited for a Sinister sequel? Do you believe that it will become as successful as Paranormal Activity?