As a followup to the movie "Sinister," this sequel is lacking severely. It almost seems like the story came from completely different writers. The movie took the same basic principles of children, Super 8 snuff films, and a Pagan deity. The movie explains nothing further than the first movie, other than burning the homes protects other people from falling into the same trap, and the overall plot seems inconsistent with its predecessor. In the first movie, Bughuul makes Ashley kill her family, allegedly by means of possession, in order to taint her innocence and devour her soul. However, Zach in Sinister 2 WANTS to kill his family even before his possession in order to gain favor with Bughuul. Why? It's never explained why Zach is always mean to his brother, save for the half-assed implication that Dylan and Courtney are weak. The point of a sequel is to immerse the viewer further into the story. Instead, this sequel was only made to make more mock-Super 8 snuff films.