"Sinister" is not a perfect horror movie. The groundwork far exceeds the quality of its pay off, but this is only because the build up was impeccably done. It stands as one of the better supernatural thrillers out there.
I’ve had quite a busy month and I realize that I haven’t been able to keep up with the recent new releases in October. There were a number of films that I really wanted to see, but my schedule (and my mental block) didn’t allow me to go out and review them. One of those films was the horror film directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and by the producers of "Insidious" entitled “Sinister”. I thought perhaps that I should just wait for the … more
Star Rating: Sinister breaks no new ground as a supernatural horror movie, but it’s wonderfully atmospheric, it has a couple of really good scares, and it mixes its shocks, special effects, and makeup work with a surprisingly engaging mystery. As is the case with most mysteries, however, the buildup is much more satisfying than the explanation, which in this case seems rather arbitrary and speculative. I, for one, would have preferred a more psychological … more