"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
SINISTER Supernatural/ghost/demon stories seem to always strike a chord with me for some reason. That whole things are there but you can't see them/things go bump in the night thing just gets me. I have always loved things like "Unsolved Mysteries" and "A Haunting" for just that reason. So when these types of movies come out I am always looking forward to seeing them. The best thing about these … more
This is one of the best horror movie I have seen in a while, especially from here in America. I have really been enjoying foreign horror films more so the past couple of years but this one is very very good. Written by first timer C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson this movie has everything you could want from a horror flick. The best thing though in my opinion is the atmosphere of this dark movie. I also like that movie builds and doesn't rush anything. A lot of good movies have been … 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