Written March 31, 2015
Being a fan of true horror films, I absolutely enjoyed this film! I heard more screams in the audience at this movie than I have ever heard in a slasher movie. Slasher is not horror - scare me -that's horror! I haven't jumped in my seat like that since I saw Birds on the big screen.
Written October 14, 2012
Most "horror" movies make me yawn. I felt actual chills with this one! And nice twist ending! Very spooky and creepy. I highly recommend this one. DON'T take the kids or they'll have nightmares for WEEKS!
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 January 27, 2015
While Sinister doesn't do much in the innovation department and it's no Oscar hopeful, it certainly does its best to do what it's supposed to do: horrify. There are several typical scream-worthy moments which are mostly products of loud noises and the like, but it's the story and overarching mood of the film are inherently creepy and unsettling. The twists are pretty solid, as is Ethan Hawke's performance, and in true horror style, the score does a lot of the work to establish the sinisterness of the film. Personally, I see horror films to be scared and Sinister does this more effectively than anything of the same calibre that I've seen recently. It's not genre-defining, nor terrifying, but it didn't try too hard and it definitely had my skin crawling. If you're a fan of horror and looking for something satisfyingly scary and genuinely entertaining, I'd recommend Sinister.