A frightening supernatural horror from the producer of Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of the Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald, made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home whose previous occupants were brutally executed. Upon discovering a mysterious box of disturbing home movies, his family is plunged into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.
Like I do, before I watch any horror, I wait for the house to fall silent and I sit, waiting for the film to start with no light, except for the glow resonating from the television, anticipation taking over as I chase my terrifying thrill. In a lot of ways, Sinister did not disappoint.
I mean, what could be more offsetting and disturbing to a humane stable mind or parent than the thought of having themselves and their other children murdered by the hand of their child in a sinister manner, while being recorded and left for the next victim to find? Add that with the off putting eerie, constant sound effects and backing music, the flicker of visual activity, one child experiencing night terrors and a family on the brink of falling apart, there is enough side ‘occurrences’ overlook what is happening to their youngest child, Stephane who is being manipulated by spirits controlled by Bughuul – The eater of children. This film will send a shiver down the spine and confront your ability to watch others die in such a believable manner.
Unlike a few horrors, I have watched, I have to say it was great to see that the writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, did their research and stuck to the history, extending on it, instead of re-writing it. So, I have to say, great job guys and thank you for not ruining the movie.
Overall, I have to say, if you like movies like the Exorcist, Paranormal Activity, Poltergeist etc, or have an interest in demonology, the paranormal or just like a good horror ‘story’ then this well written movie starring a talented cast lead by Ethan Hawke, then Sinister is a movie worth watching. I cannot wait to watch Sinister 2. Thanks for reading.
WARNING: Trailer contains images that may disturb some viewers.