Excerpt: I was most impressed with 'Sinister'. Very creepy, big on suspense, decent acting. Unfortunately I picked what was going to happen in the end very quickly, but it was still very effective. Much better than some of the other horror films around at the moment.
Excerpt: The film offers relatively little that is new to the genre and the storyline telegraphs its surprises much too early. Despite this, it still manages to create a deeply unsettling atmosphere throughout the film, especially in the first half. The found footage of the murders are especially creepy.
Excerpt: Derrickson does the treatment a mishap. I was never hooked for the film. Just took a try. Literally the cumbersome plot does not make sense. The boogie man is neither haunting nor threatening. Sinister is a wooden spoon according to me. Ethan Hawke is not appealing.
Excerpt: Atmosphere ... atmosphere ... atmosphere. It looks like it would be hard to say as a potential tongue-twister, but it isn't. However, say "Sinister" over and over as fast as you can, and ... Class A Tongue Twister. Much like the story that makes up this little gem.
Excerpt: I'm not a real big fan of horror movies. Of late I've found them all to be boring and predictable. I heard some buzz about Sinister so I thought I would check it out just to see what all the fuss was about. I will come right out and say this, Sinister is the scariest movie I have ever seen.
Excerpt: I would call this movie creepy, not scary. It has a lot of jumpy moments but never really "shows" anything scary. It did keep me entertained, though. And the acting was really strong. PQ top quality, as are most recent Summit releases. Audio also excellent.
Excerpt: "Sinister" is a somewhat flawed but highly effective horror movie, that chooses to use clever imagery and music to achieve the desired effect, instead of blood and gore. This film, like many of the great classic horror films, relies on atmosphere...and it is very effective.