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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
True-crime writer Ellison Oswald (Ethan Hawke) is in a slump; he hasn't had a best seller in more than 10 years and is becoming increasingly desperate for a hit. So, when he discovers the existence of a snuff film showing the deaths of a family, he vows to solve the mystery. He moves his own family into the victims' home and gets to work. However, when old film footage and other clues hint at the presence of a supernatural force, Ellison learns that living in the house may be fatal.

Cast: Ethan Hawke , Vincent D'Onofrio , James Ransone , Fred Dalton Thompson , Clare Foley , Juliet Rylance , Michael Hall D'Addario , Victoria Leigh

Director: Scott Derrickson

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Sinister (2012)

Release Date: October 12th, 2012|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 31 )
  • Occasionally stupid (stretching even fright-flick conventions) but scary nonetheless, the picture should please horror fans. show more

  • And then there is Vincent D'Onofrio, as a university professor of the occult and mythological, who opens up a line of possibility that eventually saves the ending from being a red herring. Yes, the ending is horrifying, but I don't believe in that stuff. I'm pretty sure I don't. show more

  • Even though the ending is inescapable (and therefore predictable), that does little to diminish its effectiveness. show more

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  • March 25, 2013 jz00000000141779
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    Definitely loved this movie! It was hella creepy & I haven\'t been so close to pissing my pants in quite some time!

  • February 27, 2013 nv00000000138846
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    I can\'t lie, this movie had some of the creepiest music that\'ll stick to your brain while you\'re in the dark. There be many horror movies nowadays, but Sinister hits number 1 for 2012. Sinister is a dark and shocking film, no need to listen to petty comments, stating boredom to a serious film...

  • February 25, 2013 God bless!!
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    Okay. Not that interesting.

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'Sinister' Star, Ethan Hawke on Horror Movies, 'Before Midnight' and 'Dead Poet's Society'

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Eric Larnick on October 11, 2012

Ethan Hawke has grown up on camera. He made his debut working alongside River Phoenix in Joe Dante's cult sci-fi movie "Explorers" and then received his big break in the blockbuster "Dead Poet's Socie...

Just How Scary Is 'Sinister'?

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on October 11, 2012

Every year, at least one horror movie seems to come out of nowhere and surprise both horror fans and Hollywood alike. But so far, despite a wealth of new contenders in 2012, none have stood out. So th...

'Sinister' Reviews: What Are The Critics Saying About The Ethan Hawke Film? (PHOTOS)

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Jessie Heyman on October 11, 2012

This Friday, the surprisingly spooky "Sinister" creeps into theaters. Here, Ethan Hawke sheds his dreamy "Before Sunrise" exterior and stars as a crime journalist who relocates his family into a house...

'Sinister' Posters: Artist Created Images Highlight Bagul (EXCLUSIVE)

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Eric Larnick on October 9, 2012

In the upcoming horror film "Sinister," Ethan Hawke stars as a true-crime journalist who moves his family into a house where the previous tenants were murdered. Investigating leftover items of the dec...

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