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Sinister

Featuring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance & Fred Dalton Thompson

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  WATCH OUT! MR BOOGIE'S ON THE LOOSE

| | See all TKSand's reviews (8)

The film opens with Super 8 footage of a family hanging from a tree, which I thought was very disturbing and original for a horror movie. Months later when failing true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) and his family move in, that's when the movie really starts to kick in! There are plenty of jumps and scares with the mixed in idea of child abduction too, very disturbing indeed! Would recommend to fans of original horror.

See if you liked;
Insidious
Apartment 143
Paranormal Activity 1-4
House at the End of the Street
Mama.

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  Spooky!!

| | See all TheParf's reviews (9)

Great film. Watch it at night with the lights out.
Some great jumpy pits and really spooky, great ending too!!

  Not bad.

| | See all kevstar27's reviews (14)

'Sinister' is an OK film; the storyline is good and original and it had a few spooky and 'jumpy' moments but it was quite slow going at times and I can see why some people would label it boring. Ethan Hawke put in a good performance but personally I found the film very predictable and had to roll my eyes at the over-baked 'scare the viewer' tactics. Overall not a bad film, worth a watch but it's far from a classic.

  underwear messing

| | See all bubbadans's reviews (4)

best horror film i have seen this year, in fact best horror i have seen for a very long time. plenty of jumpy moments, a very good story, keeps you guessing until the end. a must see film, get the vanish out for your undies you will need it.

  terribly boring

| | See all monkeyx17's reviews (3)

dont read what people say about this.... it has a great story line, but the way they told it was very uninteresting, the movie was very boring in general, youl fall asleep watching it like i did, i dont mind when movies say there scary when there not... thats fair enough but this is one of the most boring movies iv ever seen, dragged out a lot too

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  One of the best chillers for a while

| | See all redwhiteblue5087's reviews (11)

This is probably the best horror thriller since Insidious, and has some incredibly spooky scenes which gave me goose bumps, especially the ones with the camcorder footage.
The twist ending is quite shocking, but the events leading up to it give a good indication of what to expect, so the viewer can guess where it is heading.
The only thing I felt ruined it was the final scare. I don't find quiet scenes, followed by something screaming into the camera is that original anymore and seemed tacked on.
Other than that the film was great.

  Not as terrifying as they make out but a good chiller.

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

True crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) decides to revive his floundering career by moving his loved ones into that suburban house where a family were slaughtered. he gets more horror than he bargained for when his investigation of the unsolved crime turns up a batch of mysterious and brutal home movies in the attic. This thriller borrows a lot from insidious but with better results as if the same producers have learn't from the mistakes. The movies frequent shocks and nice dark comedy help deliver the chills, as does another excellent soundtrack by Christopher Young (Elm Street 2, Drag Me to hell and Hellraiser) Yes I was slightly disappointed by the lack of real scares but in whole it's a solid chiller.
See If you like....
Paranormal Activity 1 - 4
Insidious.
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose.
The Last Exorcism.
The Possessed.
Drag Me To Hell

  Not as terrifying as they make out but a good chiller.

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

True crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) decides to revive his floundering career by moving his loved ones into that suburban house where a family were slaughtered. he gets more horror than he bargained for when his investigation of the unsolved crime turns up a batch of mysterious and brutal home movies in the attic. This thriller borrows a lot from insidious but with better results as if the same producers have learn't from the mistakes. The movies frequent shocks and nice dark comedy help deliver the chills, as does another excellent soundtrack by Christopher Young (Elm Street 2, Drag Me to hell and Hellraiser) Yes I was slightly disappointed by the lack of real scares but in whole it's a solid chiller.
See If you like....
Paranormal Activity 1 - 4
Insidious.
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose.
The Last Exorcism.
The Possessed.
Drag Me To Hell

  Chilling!!!!

| | See all bokke123's reviews (8)

Not a lot more I can add to what previous reviewers have said. I am a massive horror fan and it takes a lot for a horror film to scare me or get any praise considering some of the drivel dished up lately.
This is one of those films, I watched this on my own one night and this genuinely had me jumpy. Loads of 'goosebump' moments and frights aplenty. The usual thin plots with horror films means you work out how it's gonna end 10 minutes in. Not this one, I had no idea. If you're a horror fan, this is a must. Really good plot, filmed very well and very, very creepy!!!! This is what horror films should be like instead of the usual slasher rubbish that is all part and parcel of the horror genre these days.

  As Sinister as they come

| | See all castirondvds's reviews (2)

Without spoiling the plot at all this film is up there with the best if you like horror films, to me the main thing is a horror film makes you jump which this did plenty of times and the story line is good and easy to follow too, my advice is crank up the volume and get ready.

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