Sinister (2012)

7.5 Overall Score
Directions: 8/10
Acting: 8/10
Effects: 6/10

Very interesting story line.

The ending was a disappointment!


Alliance Films/Blumhouse Productions/IM Global

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill

Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson and James Ransone


This review is going to be short because there really isn’t a lot that can be said about this one, not necessarily in a bad way but in a spoiler free way!

A struggling true-crime author, Ellison Oswalt, attempts to write another successful book after 10 years. For inspiration, he moves his wife, son and daughter to a house where a family was hung in a tree in the back yard. Yep, that’s right. He moved his family into the house opposed to moving down the street from the house; but whatever. Anyhow, of course his wife, Tracy, is unaware of her husband’s selfish act!

After the movie drags on for a few minutes, Ellison soon discovers a box full of harshly scary films in the attic. These films each have witty titles and include families being murdered in unique, grungy way. These titles match up to the horrifying murders Ellison will find on film.

Ellison believes he’s stumbled across a true crime story. He stays up night after night, watching these grisly killings, trying to find connections in location or victims. The film was truly terrifying at that point, but then it switches for me. As always, I’ll stop right there to avoid spoilers!

This movie does have a pretty cool story line to and an equally cool eerieness; however, there were too many unanswered questions. Also, the ending fell short for me and was completely disappointing. Perhaps, they will answer these questions in the sequel. As for the soundtrack, I thought it was completely distracting, especially when Ellison watched these home movies.

Overall, I do recommend the movie because the story line is very interesting! Also, if you don’t over analyze the story and simply would like to be spooked out, this is for you. Just have the volume on your screen low to avoid the cheap jump scares!



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