Excerpt: I consider myself a horror fan, and while I enjoy the whole blood and guys angle now and then, I much prefer the films that are more about atmosphere and digging down into the recesses of your mind rather than some guy in a mask killing indiscriminately.
Excerpt: Upon further review I must give sinister a higher rating. No film this year (at least non-foreign) have given me such an intense creepiness that burrowed under my skin, and took me a day or so to shake. (Waking up in the middle of the night with my door mysteriously didn't help matters.
Excerpt: Sinister is far from perfect, but it must be said that it had my stomach in knots as I watched it. It's a very, very, creepy film. The featured murder tapes are just plain spine-chilling, thanks in part to one of the scariest horror soundtracks to come along since The Ring.
Excerpt: For the last couple of years, I've always had light expectations when it came to horror films. That's because they've been so effortless and cheesy and ridiculously bad, and the ones that look great aren't so great.
Conclusion: True crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) decides to revive his floundering career by moving his loved ones into that suburban house where a family were slaughtered. he gets more horror than he bargained for when his investigation of the unsolved crime turns up a batch of mysterious and brutal home...