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REVIEW: SINISTER

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Rating: R
Overall Rating: ♣ ♣ ♣ 

Found footage helps a true-crime author realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this movie as much as I actually did. I’m not a big horror movie fan but this time of year I just can’t help but indulge myself in a good horror flick (or two). I had seen previous for this and though that it looked like it might be something a little different then the horribly cheesy movies that come out around this time of year.

The plot to the movie is interesting, VERY interesting. I’m realizing that as i’m typing this there really isn’t much that I can say without giving away the movie. So please, be prepared, there may be an accidental spoiler leak so please proceed with caution.

The story is about a one-hit-wonder true crime author that moves to a small town. The key thing is that the town is home to a brutal crime and a missing child. Not only does the man move his family to this small town be he moves them right into the house where the crime happened. The story unfolds as unusual things begin to happen to the family within the home. The story continues to evolve as the family deals with the house changing as well. I know.. sounds weird. Thats the point!

The author ends up unravelling more and more gut wrenching details about the crimes he came to write about as the story goes on and slowly he becomes lost in his own nightmare. The ending to this movie is great. It really ties everything together better than most. You are in no way left hanging. I rate this a 3 and a definite must see! CAUTION: nightmares are to be expected!

5 thoughts on “REVIEW: SINISTER”

  1. I watched this movie the day after opening day. I watched it with my boyfriend & we are HUGE horror movie fanatics. We watch horror movies on Netflix/in theaters whenever we can.
    I didn’t like this movie much. I mean, it had a great storyline, but eh. I just feel like people who don’t watch horror movies much think this is great, but for me, it was okay. It wasn’t the greatest, but it didn’t suck. 😛

    And weirdly enough, every time I watch a horror movie, I don’t get nightmares. I don’t even think about the movie afterwards, unless we’re talking about it. 😛

  2. I’m not a fan of horror movies so I don’t think I’d enjoy this film! I don’t really get nightmares after watching horror movies but I just get scared and find myself scared of the dark… but then again, I’m scared of the dark, period!

  3. A lot of my friends went along to watch Sinister. It is good to hear that this movie isn’t one of those horror movies that leaves you hanging. Though, the plot sounds interesting. I’m not big on horror films because that’s not me. XD I still wonder how nightmares come in play though horror films. Is it that bad?

    Take care 🙂

  4. The movie sounds interesting. I haven’t watched it and I hope I get it on Bluray since it’s not in cinemas anymore. Thanks to your review, I am encouraged to watch it right away! 🙂

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