Would you watch a scary movie in a cemetery? Chicago residents are getting the chance to do just that with a viewing of Sinister in anticipation of the Sinister 2 screening.
Chicago’s historic Bohemian National Cemetery on the North Side will host its first-ever free nighttime movie screening on Aug. 14. The cemetery will show the horror movie “Sinister” in anticipation of the opening of its sequel, “Sinister 2.”
If you’re in the Chicago area and wanting to go, get there early. Seats in the picnic area are limited and on a first-come basis. Gates open at Bohemian National Cemetery at 8 p.m., and the movie begins at 9 p.m. The cemetery is located at Pulaski and Foster in the North Park neighborhood.
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Sinister is a 2012 slasher and supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It stars Ethan Hawke as fictional true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt who discovers a box of home movies in his attic that puts his family in danger. Sinister premiered at the SXSW festival, and was released in the United States on October 12, 2012, and in the UK on October 5, 2012. A sequel, entitled Sinister 2 has been announced and is scheduled to be released in the United States on 21 August 2015.
Cast: Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Nicholas King, Danielle Kotch, Fred Thompson, Cameron Ocasio, Tavis Smiley, Victoria Leigh, Blake Mizrahi, Clare Foley, Rachel Konstantin, Lorraine Aceves, Rob Riley, Ethan Haberfield, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance, Michael Hall D’Addario, Janet Zappala
Sinister 2 is in theaters August 21, 2015.
In Sinister 2, a woman (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old, twin sons encounter the evil spirit of Bughuul in a rural house that’s marked for death.
Check out the SinisterMovie website for a whole host of scare-fest goodies like movie stills, GIFs, and clips.
The main creep in the Sinister movies is the demon, Bagul (sometimes spelled Buhghuul).
Bagul, also known as Buhguul and Mr. Boogie, is the main antagonist in the 2012 horror film Sinister. He is an ancient, pagan Babylonian deity who consumes the souls of human children. He possesses a realm of his own and can travel into the mortal world via images of himself. He’s played by Nick King in the movies.
According to StoriesOfGothamCity, Baguul is known as the eater of children and his history is deep.
If you see him, you are already lost!
Bughuul is a old malicious Babylonian possessing demon. Very little is known of him but the fragments of stories that have survived, all revolve around him needing the souls of human children to survive. Each story involves a different way in that he lures or tricks children away from the physical world to trap them in his own to consume their souls over time.
Historians assume that any worship of Bughuul would include a blood sacrifice or the wholesale eating of a child. But there is no certainty of that because almost every record involvin Bughuul where destroid by early Christians.
They believed that Bughuul actually lived in the images of himslef and that they were gateways into his realm. The ancient church belived that he would take possession of those who saw the images and cause them to do terrible things, or in some cases he could even abduct the viewer into the images themselves. Children exposed to the images were especially vulnerable to Bughuul possession and/or abduction. Today there are only three known depictions of Bughuul left.
The first is an early 16th century engraving found as a reprint in Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt’s ‘Unaussprechliche Kulte’, Düsseldorf, Germany 1839 (the English translations, ‘Nameless Cults’, from 1843 and 1845 do not include this engraving). It depicts a family (father, mother and two children) burned alive at the stake, while a third child is struck down by a giant scorpion.
The second image is a late a late 15th century scetch found in Ludwig Prinn’s ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’, Cologne, Germany 1484 (it is only included in the Latin original version of the book and in non of the translations). It depict a family (father, mother and a child) drowning in a lake with weights tied to there feet. A second child is devoured by a giant snake.
The third is an 3000 years old fragmented, deteriorated fresco found in 1944 by an British expedition in ruins of an old settlement on a high plateau at the Himalaya. The exact location of the high plateau is lost but not the fotos the members of the expedition took of the fresco. The fresco depicts several people (men, women and children) hung form a tree on their own intestines. At the feet of the tree a child is devoured by a lage black wolf.
The Bogeyman (Boogeyman) is a well-known legendary creature most children hear about during their formative years. According to Monster-Wikia:
The typical Boogeyman legend states that its favorite places to hide are under beds and in closets, particularly in the bedrooms of children who are ‘naughty’ or have acted in a way to gain disapproval from their parent(s). The Boogeyman is nocturnal, typically only visiting its victims after midnight. According to all accounts, the Boogeyman is malevolent in nature, with its name often used synonymously with something or someone that is frightening.
The Boogeyman feeds off fear, particularly the fear of children, though under certain circumstances an adult may attract the Boogeyman themselves by chanelling their inner-child. An adult who has had traumatic experiences with the entity as a child will be more likely to attract it again.
He can (usually) be dispelled by closing your eyes and reciting a poem:
“I’m not afraid of the Thing in my closet, or the monster under my bed.
No, I’m not afraid of the Boogeyman, I know he’s in my head.”
This one isn’t for the faint of heart, the squeamish, or new mothers since the antagonist is the demon Buhghuul (The Boogeyman) who preys on children. But if you like a good creepy horror film that will have you checking your closets, praying to God to save you, and sleeping with a light on, you’ll love the Sinister movies.