Written October 16, 2012
I love horror movies and see them all the time and Sinister is AMAZING as far as horror films go. It made me jump so many times and it never got stupid like so many other scary movies do. Even the ending was great. If you love scary movies like me, I highly suggest going to see this one.
Written October 16, 2012
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.
Written October 15, 2012
It's a pity that the finish of "Sinister" virtually undoes all the good that came before because the movie is genuinely well-acted, and has its moments of creepiness.
Note to upcoming directors: Not every ending needs to have a shock or twist. If "Sinister" were less concerned with implausible scares–when your movie is about a demon that dines on the souls of children, that's saying something–then it would have been a much stronger film.
Written October 14, 2012
Movie had a perfect balance beween horror and storyline.Absent from most recent horror movies.Usually 95% would be spent on Gore and 5% story building.
Written October 13, 2012
Ok, it was super predictable at the end, but overall, it is a really scary movie. I LOVE horror movies but they are usually a waste of money to see in the theater, but this one is good. I actually screamed. LOL. Loudly. Only once, but it was worth the 12 bucks. I am not into slasher flicks and lean more toward the supernatural original Exorcist films all all things scary-kid. If that's what you're into also ... go see this one. It is a little bloody in parts, but does a good job of leaving some things up to your imagination and allows for suspense. Good job, Ethan. I told my ten year old he was not allowed to watch this movie, even when he is 100.