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. There is something to say about movies that can be frighteningly good--the kind that give you shivers down your spine and make the hair on your arms stand on end--without any over-the-top gore or torture porn.
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. Granted I have not seen every single horror movie, but I've seen a good few. This movie is effective on many levels and is just flat out creepy and disturbing.
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. This is the first time Ethan Hawke has appeared in a film of this genre, and he is fantastic. The fact that "Sinister's" script broke his refusal to do horror should speak to this film's credit.
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.
Conclusion: From the very start this movie establishes a raw and bleak tone. It certainly seems that imagery is a vital element of this tour de force! With disjointed images that are truly chilling to the 'found footage' elements, there are more than a few sights to chill the bones!
Conclusion: Have watched loads of horror films,but this one took me by surprise,i jumped out of my skin a few times and it is relentless,the acting is very good too which added to the tension,highly recommend this.....
Conclusion: this film is one roller coaster of a horror film, the story is clever, and keeps you guessing to the end, thats if you can stay in your seat long enought from keep jumping from it. best horror for many years. a must see movie. make sure you got plenty of vanish for your underwear after the film.