Trivia / Sinister

  • Based on a Dream: The general premise, along with "Family Hanging Out '11", was based on C. Robert Cargill's nightmare he had after watching Gore Verbinski's version of The Ring.
  • Billing Displacement: Fred Dalton Thompson is billed third, despite only appearing in two scenes.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Ellison Oswalt's reactions to the Super 8 reels are Ethan Hawke's genuine reactions, not having seen them before shooting.
  • Franchise Killer: Jason Blum recently confirmed that the disappointing reception of Sinister 2 killed any plans that Blumhouse had for a third film.