Written August 26, 2016
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 August 26, 2016
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 February 11, 2016
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 February 13, 2016
I loved this movie i got pretty scary at sme parts. If you are looking for a new scary movie you should watch this it was great. Definitly for adults.Very creative peice; good acting
Written May 31, 2016
Two friends and I (all three horror movie mavens) went to Sinister last night. We have seen so many horror movies that we thought nothing of going to see another except for pure enjoyment. We had no idea what we were in for. What we got was probably one of the most DISTURBING movie experiences of our lives. Usually, after a movie we will sit and chat about the movie - the good, the bad, the scary, the things that could have been done better. Not last night. Instead, we walked to the parking garage and stared at each other and the only word that came out was, "Disturbing." Then we said goodbye and walked away silently. I have never been so rattled after a horror movie that I actually check my surroundings or my car, but last night I was doing it non stop all the way home.
This was what a horror movie should be on all levels. If you like horror, go see this. You may never want to see another horror movie again though.