Sinister

Sinister

Sinister

Occult horror starring Ethan Hawke as a true-crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural terror. Also stars Law and Order veterans Vincent D’Onofrio and Fred Dalton Thompson. From the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

2012110 minsUSA
Horror

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The scares are not just intense but unyielding in this compelling horror yarn.

Total Film

Total Film

press

An enjoyable, if boilerplate, boo-flick that maintains an enviable rate of scares per minute by throwing everything - demons, ghosts, snakes, loud noises - at the screen.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This so-so, occasionally effective horror film combines found-footage creepiness and haunted-house scares - but is stronger on mood than story.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There isn't an ounce of ingenuity in the way the movie is concluded, but some generic expertise in the way it is put together.

2.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An undeniably scary movie, with performances adding enough human interest to give depth to the basic building blocks of horror.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As the best horror stories so often do, Sinister makes clear that we are our own boogeymen, the worst monsters of all.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Enjoyably edgy fright flick meshes serial-killer and haunted house ingredients.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Derrickson bounces back from his insipid redo of The Day The Earth Stood Still with an effective chiller that's got a skeleton or two in its closet.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An occult thriller that scares with an absolute relentlessness.

Variety

Variety

press

The scares are not just intense but unyielding in this compelling horror yarn.

Total Film

Total Film

press

An enjoyable, if boilerplate, boo-flick that maintains an enviable rate of scares per minute by throwing everything - demons, ghosts, snakes, loud noises - at the screen.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This so-so, occasionally effective horror film combines found-footage creepiness and haunted-house scares - but is stronger on mood than story.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There isn't an ounce of ingenuity in the way the movie is concluded, but some generic expertise in the way it is put together.

2.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An undeniably scary movie, with performances adding enough human interest to give depth to the basic building blocks of horror.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As the best horror stories so often do, Sinister makes clear that we are our own boogeymen, the worst monsters of all.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Enjoyably edgy fright flick meshes serial-killer and haunted house ingredients.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Derrickson bounces back from his insipid redo of The Day The Earth Stood Still with an effective chiller that's got a skeleton or two in its closet.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An occult thriller that scares with an absolute relentlessness.

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