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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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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 31 )
  • Despite the hype, this horror story can't shake its run-of-the-mill storytelling. show more

  • Ridiculous, and never scary, and with the worst ghost makeup in the history of the horror genre, Sinister is enjoyable, even funny at times. Most amusing might be watching Hawke play a character willing to do anything to regain his fame. show more

  • Occasionally stupid (stretching even fright-flick conventions) but scary nonetheless, the picture should please horror fans. 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 Oct 11th, 2012 5:10PM

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...

Just How Scary Is 'Sinister'?

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on Oct 11th, 2012 3:35PM

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...

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

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Jessie Heyman on Oct 11th, 2012 3:13PM

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 Oct 9th, 2012 10:03AM

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...

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