Sinister (2012)

  • Director: Scott Derrickson
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  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
  • Country: USA, UK
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Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Critic Reviews

The movie makes up for uneven dialogue and pacing issues through sheer horrific imagery.
— Eric Kohn (IndieWire)
Didn't Like
Throughout Sinister, the rooms remain darker than crypts, whether at breakfast or dinnertime, and the sound design causes everything in the house to moan and groan in consort with the hero's worrisome quest. I still can't decide what creaks the most: the floors, the doors, the walls, the dialogue, the acting, or the fatal boughs outside.
— Anthony Lane (The New Yorker)