Experience the Films that Inspired Sinister 2 in Theaters with Sinister Weekends

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Ahead of the release of Sinister 2 later this month, Gramercy Pictures has announced a new initiative called “Sinister Weekends,” a midnight screenings program across the country to connect Sinister fans with the franchise’s haunting inspirations. Films set to be shown across the country include The Ring, The Devil’s BackboneLet The Right One In and Night of The Living Dead.

The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago 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 with each featuring a recorded introductions from Ciarán Foy and producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.

Find out where the nearest “Sinister Weekends” are happening in your market by visiting SinisterScreenings.com.

Here’s the full schedule for “Sinister Weekends.”

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 DEADSinister 2 director Ciarán Foy presents three of his personal favorites 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.

Sinister 2 follows a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) as they find themselves in a rural house marked for death, the evil spirit of Bughuul continuing to spread with frightening intensity. Sinister 2 will creep into theaters on August 21.