Written August 30, 2015
This one's for the bloodthirsty with short attention spans. There's nothing especially difficult to figure out in the plot, neither is anything missed should one jump up, run out to the popcorn stand, make a phone call, check their FB status, plan a holiday, review career choices and take a nap before returning. It would be fair to say this viewer didn't especially enjoy this particular film, not necessarily attributable to the genre. Yes, yes, dozens of people worked countless hours, spending millions of dollars, all to bring us this 1hr&30min of delight. Sadly, it wasn't money well spent. You might want to wait for this on cable or DVD, or even stream. One thing's for certain, this isn't a date movie. In fact, you're likely to feel like you need a shower when it's over. It's that nasty sort of not so entertaining horror for hard core sick people. You were warned.
Written May 06, 2016
Acting was reasonably sold. The fiction mythology is reasonably presented and works for the film. The sound design was excellent combining a chilling score with well directed sound fields (sounds come from various directions, including above). Some may not like the pacing (this is more of a slow boil with spikes of tension separated by exposition building to a climax, rather than non-stop tension), but it felt appropriate to me. The movie has some good jump sequences and suspenseful moments, but is never gory. I would recommend this film if you like creepy suspense.
Written May 28, 2016
I watched this movie looking to be scared, but mostly I was very disturbed but the plot of a demonic possession of children. That then murder there own families in service to the demon that has possessed their souls. If you like the sickest of the sick this is for you.
Written July 30, 2015
I honestly have not been this frightened since I was a kid watching Nightmare on Elm Street.... Such a well put together Horror film which is so very hard to come by these days. Extremely creepy, scary, and frightening and soooo worth it!
Written February 06, 2016
which lets be honest, isn't saying much. But Sinister does have a unique plot and lots of scary moments that leave the audience still till they jump. In all it's a great movie to rent and watch with your matcho friend (we all have them) in the dark to see their reaction to the creepy twists and turns of Sinister.