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Sinister (2012)

Sinister (2012)

by 07/10/2013
In ' Sinister ' a writer moved with his family to the House where the previous family was brutally murdered by a mysterious killer. There he discovers some footage from the murder of the family but also from older family slayings that could eventually lead to a frightening discovery.

Scott Derrickson


Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones


Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill


Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D'Addario


Christopher Young

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Alliance Films, IM Global, Blumhouse Productions, Automatik Entertainment, Possessed Pictures


1 Hour and 50 Minutes (110 Minutes)






Once you see him, nothing can save you.



Box Office





The Director of the very good "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" (2005) returns with another dark horror film. This time the protagonist is Ethan Hawke much that apparently needs no introduction. This time the Hawke played a writer who writes investigative books true homicides and generally gets along just fine. That's enough though?

So what is the "Sinister"? Definitely have to tell a very interesting story that originally revolved around the mysterious slayings. The killings do not occur randomly but follow a specific pattern, are somehow "rituals" and with one of the children is ignored in all cases. The gruesome case discovers the familly Ethan Hawke here watching the hair-raising videotaped footage discovered in his new home where he moved with his family. The new House is not random but constituted a domicile of the family who was murdered last … by hanging! The author focuses on investigating heinous crimes with the aim of writing a book that will enlighten the case, but this process brings the proportional impact on mental health and on his relationship with his wife. Both are getting worse! Eventually as much immersed in research, so more flirting with a horrifying danger!

Horror Trivia

The co-writer of the film C. Robert Cargill inspired the idea after a horrible nightmare that had once had watched the horrifying … The Ring (2002)!

The "Sinister" presents a divided picture. The start and the first horrific discoveries combined with the author's attempt to join the pieces of the puzzle and solve the riddle is delightfully, giving the impression of a kalogrammenis and intelligent crime story that will peak then. But when imported various metaphysical elements – with the cliche now – inevitably associated with the solution of the tragic case the film misses several points in my eyes. But fortunately not so many to reject it as another one of the same. Not to be misunderstood, the "Sinister" is sophisticated Director, has a dark atmosphere and an experienced actor who carries the film on his shoulders easily. What it lacks is an intelligent ending all these horrific incidents for which ultimately selected the ease of metaphysics and the occult.

To add that despite the disappointment for the evolution that took the film, certainly still is more serious than similar metaphysical thriller series. Convinces more and throws in game 2-3 very occult elements that differentiate it from the rest of the class. Even the metaphysical form offers frequent tromares and does not leave us to take breath easily. In this sense the "Sinister" is simply a decent horror film despite the lower expectations twist that takes it. Nothing more though.


Movie Highlights

  • All murders of families is to highlight. But more shocking that in which the weapon is the lawn Shearer!
  • The chilling scene where a kid comes out slowly from a box!


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Great beginnings with much mystery, shocking scenes of murder, several tromares, dark atmosphere, dynamic and experienced actor.


Disappointing twist with scenario-based facilities and platitudes, insufficient exploitation of certain characters who could play a more serious role such as Cops with whom it communicates the protagonist, mediocre finale.

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Initially promising horror film that meets but only partially because the evolution is noticeably inferior to the high expectations.

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