Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sinister (2012)

Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, Vincent D'Onofrio. 110 min. Rated R. Horror/Mystery.

A true-crime writer (insanely) moves his family into a home where a grisly massacre occurred, to find material for his next bestseller. Hawke always boasts the ability to make his characters both plausible and likable, and I'm thankful for that, because the content here is so dark and disturbing, you'll want to go on a vacation after it's done. If it wasn't for his acting and the incredible cinematography, I would have given this a NoMo, because the film is filled with idiotic shock shots, and believe it or not, I predicted the ending just by watching the trailer.

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