"Sinister" a sure scare this Halloween
Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012 17:10
The perfect scary movie for Halloween is out: “Sinister” will leave you double checking the lock on your door for days. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson and from the producer of Paranormal Activity, stars Ethan Hawke as Ellison Oswalt, a crime writer in search of his next big hit. This fame driven character goes so far as to move his entire family into a home where the gruesome murders of the previous owners occurred. While at the home, Oswalt uncovers more then he can handle.
Inside the home is a mysterious box filled with old homemade films. To do research for his book, Oswalt begins to watch these films to see if he can get more knowledge about the family that was murdered or any clues as to who the killer was.
What he discovers is the actual footage of not only the family that lived in the home but also other families being murdered horrifically. These tapes are by far the most difficult to watch in the entire films due to the killers creative ways of murdering the families. The tapes give clues as to who might be behind all of these murders and how they are connected.
Once Oswalt beings experiencing distress from moving into the haunted house, he begins recognizing the negative affects it is having on his family. At this point, Oswalt must make a decision between finishing his career-altering book or saving his family. Unfortunately, it might already be too late.
Unlike most horror films, “Sinister” is scary from the moment it begins up until the credits. The plot does have many confusing details that add to the mystery, so make sure to pay attention so you can connect all the clues together at the end. This film is a must see for any horror movie fanatic but might be too frightening for the average viewer.
If you are up to the challenge, grab a friend who is willing to have you squeeze his or her arm off and go see this film.