sinister cover art

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone

Sinister (2012) – IMDb

I like to consider this movie a cross between classic supernatural horror and found footage. It begins with a writer who has a lust to recapture the former glory of his first best selling book… A true crime novel where he was instrumental in the solving of the crime he was writing about. Now, against all better judgement, he has moved his family in to the house where the murder he plans to write about had occurred.

What happens afterwards is a rather chilling set of events that seem to race to one inevitable conclusion…

I consider music and sound effects to be one of the most important part of a good horror movie, and Sinister uses these in some of the best ways I’ve ever seen. Great for rewatch – since there is always something new to pick up, Sinister gets 4 bloody kitties.

four bloody kitties