Blumhouse Productions Rounds Up Third Horror Franchise in 'Sinister'
by Ethan Anderton
March 1, 2013
Blumhouse Productions has found great success in mirco budget horror films like the Paranormal Activity franchise, Insidious (and the forthcoming sequel), and now they're looking at continuing the horrifying tale that began with Sinister. Director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill (formerly of Ain't It Cool News) were already reteaming for Deus Ex: Human Revolution for CBS Films, based on the 2011 video game of the same name but now they will also reunite for a sequel to the horror 2012 horror film which starred Ethan Hawke and grossed over $77 million worldwide on a small budget of just $3 million. Read on!
Deadline has the story, but there are currently no details on the cast or plot. However, for those who saw the first film (spoiler alert), we can pretty much guarantee that Hawke and his family won't be back. However, the story does lend itself to another family being terrified by the mysterious spooky figure and the children that come in tow after some twisted home videos are discovered. As of now, we're not sure when Sinister 2 will hit theaters, but there's a chance it could be in time for Halloween since it's a small budget film. If not, maybe it'll hit in early 2014. Stay tuned as the project develops.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Oh for crying out loud! How do you turn this into a franchise? The ending was pretty final to me.
Skynet300 on Mar 1, 2013
Lol it's pretty easy to make this into a franchise, the ending was not final considering it just ended with the same gruesome murder and kidnapping. A final ending to me would have been if they escaped :/ They could easily make another movie with another family who stumble upon the snuff films with the hawke family as an addition and so it goes on....
Licorice on Jun 22, 2013
Never seen Sinister before, but I do like the Paranormal Activity franchise. I guess these low budget horror franchises sure bring in the money though!
PeepzLoveMovies on Mar 1, 2013
after the plot twist was revealed, how do you expand on the sinister universe? I'm guessing some unnecessary back story will be pulled out of some writer's ass and will be the foundation of the sequel. hm : I'll probably end up buying a ticket anyway though haha. I just love horror movies dammit! and I thought Sinister stood out pretty well with its approach with the snuff films and setting up the atmosphere with its intense soundtrack. hopefully the next one will have some more boogie!
Jacob Denton on Mar 2, 2013
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