Faith And Demons In Horror Films – Why Sinister 3 Wasn’t Produced

The feeling of excitement from terror and fright is merely a minor part of the pull of horror films. They’re terrifying. They’re gory. They’re gross. They can make you think of death, fear for your life, and the paranormal. However, for many, such movies are enjoyable and fun to watch.

Sinister Sequel – Why Sinister 3 Wasn’t Produced

Take the 2012 Blumhouse Production movie Sinister directed by Scott Derrickson and co-written by him as well. The supernatural horror movie was inspired by a nightmare that C. Robert Cargill, his co-writer, had after viewing the 2002 movie The Ring.

Despite having a budget of only $3 million, Sinister became a box office hit which earned $87.7 million. Because of its success, a sequel was produced and Sinister 2 was released in 2015. It wasn’t a hit, but against a reported $10 million budget, Sinister 2 earned more than $54 million. Many awaited the news of a third sequel, Sinister 3. However, they came to decision to terminate the Sinister franchise so it wasn’t produced as it was instead canceled and no longer renewed.

Even though some criticized their use of jump scares, Sinister was well received and obtained a lot positive reviews. Moreover, the direction, acting, cinematography, music, and atmosphere of the film were commended. On the other hand, the second installment received the opposite. It was heavily criticized and got plenty of negative reviews. It is also said to be a movie that you will soon forget after watching. This poor reception was for the most part the reason why the franchise was terminated. It appeared not to be a smart investment anymore so recreating another installment wasn’t the best option to take.

Although the possibility of Sinister 3 being produced and released was lost, Sinister remains to be a supernatural horror film that is intensely horrifying and unsettling that fans will definitely watch time and time again.

Depiction of Religious Faith in Horror Movies

Bughuul is the demon featured in the Sinister film. While he may be a fictitious character, he was given qualities of many deities that people in the real-world have believed in. Bughuul is similar Moloch, a pagan deity that the Ammonites and Canaanites worshipped. From Middle Eastern descent, Moloch holds demonic attributes and prospers on child sacrifice through burning

A lot of the most popular and extremely petrifying horror films features demons and/or the supernatural. Because of this, many of these movies are visibly religious as well as make use of the collocation of religious elements to wrangle evil to terrify viewers. From the exceedingly terrorizing The Exorcist in 1973, The Nun in 2018 to Saint Maud in 2021, these horror films that depict religious faith have been wildly a hit.

The utilization of religion, mainly Catholicism, in such movies demonstrates and confirms that faith in God can triumph over evil. The ageless struggle and skirmish of good against evil is epitomized as God and faith against evil and demons.