Sinister: A Haunting Horror Classic

By aerykpierson
Written October 27, 2014
The best part of the movie is the films. Just when I was convinced that found footage movies were tired and needed to be retired along comes a movie that completely refreshed the trope. And because the found footage is old 8 mm reels it has a distorted look and feel to it, adding to the film’s horror. The films are more than just a plot device, they are a character in and of themselves. They are presented to Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke), like a dismembered mouse left by the family cat. Difference being that the cat’s offering is out of love. The films are something far more sinister. A self-serving delivery of evil. The films are grotesque echoes of things past, and things to come. Halloween is the time for spine-chilling terror and Sinister is a perfect expression for the season.
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Sinister could have been better...

By Anson357
Written September 16, 2014
It wasn't nearly as scary as I hoped it would be from the trailers. They relied on a few standard shock moments to scare you, but nothing really unique and new. It was slightly better than Paranormal 4, but just barely.
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A good, creepy, horror film.

By outlaw4728
Written September 22, 2014
This movie impressed me. A great plot, good dialogue, and Ethan Hawke definitely delivers. The scares came out of nowhere as well, which is always a must in Horror films. It was a good, genuine, horror movie that I recommend.
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I fell asleep for a second their

By officelinebacker
Written October 21, 2014
It was a very slow build up. Ethan played an ok drunk dad. Here's what I thought was scary: the thunder storm at the movies, the stalker white van parked next to me, the lightening outside & the car driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Spine Tingling!!!

By Kmdc93
Written August 01, 2014
If you can endure a slightly slow beginning you will not be disappointed. Sinister makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, and will make the bravest person watch through a peephole in their hand. MUST SEE!!!
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