July 30, 2012
Better in hindsight, memorable ending
December 11, 2014
An non-thrilling thriller with numerous horror cliches,and though it does offer some interesting satanic visual experience at times,Sinister is nothing more than a scary popcorn flick.
October 22, 2014
Shows lots of potential, but does not follow through. The true demonic entity behind Sinister's terror takes a back seat to the supernatural children that start appearing. The suspense is good, but does not pay off.
December 9, 2014
I'm not easily scared and modern horror on the whole doesn't do much for me but this was genuinely tense, its imagery was frightening and the jump scares got me more than a few times. The cast is really good, the sound effects ratchet up the tension even more and I sure as hell didn't see the ending coming.
December 1, 2014
I thought this was easily the best horror movie of the 2010's so far. Legitimately creepy, scary, and an on-point storyline and ending.
November 28, 2014
Not bad. The plot has a genuinely pretty scary element to it.
November 27, 2014
Dark, twisted, disturbing: "Sinister" manages to pull off some jump scares and fear, but it's downgraded by several modern clichés and elements borrowed from other films. Nevertheless, it's a great horror flick due to Ethan Hawke's performance and the creepiness of the antagonist. Definitely a buy for horror buffs.
December 21, 2013
This movie was deeply unsettlingly. Now before I go any further, just know that this isn't a great movie. It's full of cliches and it isn't very original. I'm not going to pretend like it's a masterpiece, because its not. While it is unoriginal and cliched, it makes up for it with, good acting (namely Ethan Hawke), a very tense atmosphere, and creepy imagery. The sequences of Ethan Hawke watching the Super 8 films really did get to me and I had a strong urge to look away. For a modern horror movie it really isn't that bad (despite some problems) and if you're looking for something to creep you out, try this movie.
November 25, 2014
From the very start Sinister grabs your attention and if you didn't already turn it off you're welcomed into a promising premise. Sinister can be very scary yet the cliche modern horror genre is definitely noticeable and a few scares come cheap. The film is entertaining but it doesn't leave you haunted afterwords.
November 24, 2014
One of the scariest movie I've ever seen by far
|Muhammad Alif B||
March 23, 2014
A great thriller that is different than the usual horror tropes...
November 22, 2014
a few decent visuals, but none of them are frightening, to be an effective horror film, you have to be scary and have a chilling atmosphere throughout, sinister does neither. There are a few decent performances such as Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone who plays a deputy assisting Hawke's character to discover the truth about the murders.The first half of the movie isn't half bad, but the second is mediocre and the final act is a WTF Moment, it's got to be one of the worst movie ending's in recent history.
It also has many scenes of annoying references such as the ghost children putting their finger on their mouth, basically saying shhhh it wasn't me, and how many times do you need to show the four people getting hanged scene, it just gets old and boring pretty fast. Sinister may be memorable, but it is for the wrong reasons, bad dialogue, lack of scares and a horrible ending make this movie a nightmare to watch.
November 14, 2014
If you're a literalist and need every plot point to make logical sense, then you probably don't like horror/suspense films. And you probably won't like this one. But it's really well done. The first movie in a long time that's l
eft me shivering.
November 12, 2014
Well this was fun. Watching it in a friends basement with a group of people freaking the fuck out at every jump scare at 3 AM was honestly why I gave it such a good rating. Its honestly only like 60% but the situation I was in when I was watching it was so fucking fun that I couldn't give it any less. So I would recommend watching this movie but when you do watch it with a group of people who freak out at anything remotely scary and then I swear to God that you'll have some fun.
May 15, 2013
had the potential to be a classic thriller. shame that the second half was ridiculous jumpy horror
November 7, 2014
Stupid film - but liked Hawke.
March 22, 2013
Most of the film is quite familiar, but something about its merciless disposition makes it irresistible and truly sinister.
October 14, 2013
A non-fiction crimes author moves into a house where horrific murders took place months before. As he investigates, he finds a box of 8mm home movies depicts the gruesome murders of random families from the past 50 years. Soon the author is not only haunted by these images, but also a boogeyman whose visage appears in each.
I didn't think I was going to like this movie as much as I did. I find haunted things boring, but there is such an underlying malevolence that it becomes palpably ominous. Ethan Hawke's douchiness plays well into his character's deplorable nature, which humanizes him all the more. He's a man whose arrogance and obsession has led people to hate him. The hidden terror is a father's inability to stop the wrong's he's done to his family. Which is probably pretty terrifying for any parent.
The imagery is nasty, and the growing suspense leads to a predictable, but chilling finale. Lots of dark imagery of families being slaughtered, so maybe don't watch this one with the kids. Or in the suburbs.
October 30, 2013
It might not be the goriest horror movie but very disturbing.
November 2, 2014
It's quite scary to watch alone because of the atmosphere. Until you get to the part where you see the "Bogeyman" and then it went downhill from there. Very Ringu-inspired.