Written March 06, 2015
Sinister was a very good movie to me as I was watching it. There was a few times I had to look away because the very disturbing scenes to me. When I got home all I could think about was these few scenes that played over and over and over throughout the movie and it really bothered me. Some of the clips you watch seem almost too real and I couldn't help but be bothered and disturbed by it.
Written May 03, 2015
I went into this movie hearing some pretty good things about it, and I wasn't disappointed. I'll admit a lot of its scares were jump scares, but the movie does a good job of setting up the proper atmosphere to make you feel suspense and dread. I'd especially recommend this to people who like horror films, but haven't seen the trailers for this one; a lot is, sadly, given away in the trailers, and yet I still managed to get creeped out by it. So if you haven't seen them, you'll get scared by it all the more.
Written May 23, 2015
If you're at all a fan of horror movies, you'll be bored by this one.
All the scary moments are either already in the trailer or in one of the short super 8 film clips Ethan Hawke's character finds. (I will, however, give mad props for the lawnmower scene. That was pretty good) However, the rest of the movie pans out ultra predictably. Creepy kids? Check. Loud noises? Check. Unshakeable evil? Check. We saw the "twist" coming a mile away. I started fighting sleep the last 20 minutes of the movie. The ending was rather anticlimatic.
It has a lot of potential (Again, the lawnmower scene and super 8 films were unsettling) but it just doesn't live up to the hype. Horror movie buffs will be frightfully bored, but some teenage girls in our theater seemed to enjoy it. So, if you're a teenager, go see this movie. You might be able to scare your friends. Otherwise, save yourself the money.
Written July 08, 2015
OH MUH GAH! I love this movie!!! Saw it this afternoon! It's not like most movies today that rely on the gore factor. Just when it gets to a part where guts are expected to fly it cuts away leaving it all to the imagination of the viewer. Subtle things give the tendency to send the viewer on a wild goose chase when it comes to figuring out where the missing kids went and who killed the families. Plenty of things to make you jump and even a few places to give you a giggle. Eventually I figured it out, but can you?
Written July 30, 2015
Not a average scary movie is the best way to describe Sinister. The movie had great sound choices that always kept you on the edge. Even though the movie is very revealing when it is time to shut your eyes it still had everyone shuttering. Throughout the movie secrecy of the ominous demon was mind blowing. The story line was very easy to follow and made sense. I think that Sinister was one of my favorite scary movies of all time because it not only kept me cringing every time Ethan Hawke stepped in his office but almost throughout the entire film. Showing how each person is their own demon creates a horrid image in everyones mind that tied the movie together as a whole.