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Movie Review: Sinister

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 10/13/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Vincent D’Onofrio

Rated R for disturbing violent images and some terror, Running time 110 minutes, Horror/Suspense/Thriller

Compare to: The Ring (2002), The Possession (2012)

Where to start? It’s almost as though the last reviews on recent Horror movies could be copy and pasted an we could just be done with this one. The director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose creates another watchable film that seems to borrow from his brother and sister films to create something slightly different…but only slightly. So the good news is that this film is watchable, but is that all a movie needs to be for you to see it?

Judging by the numbers already, Sinister is going to make some money; but what you’re going to get is a movie better than the awful The Apparition and better than The Possession…but those weren’t great either. Though if the inch by inch progression of quality in these films is to be noted, by the end of the year if anything else in the genre comes out, we might actually have a really good thriller. Continue reading