• Sinister (2012)

Sinister

Release Date: October 12th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2013

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: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Blumhouse, Automatik

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Mystery , Murder , Son , 2010s , Wife , Tense , Daughter

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

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

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

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