Sinister Movie Review -From the producers of Paranormal activity comes – Sinister. Released just in time for the halloween season; this highly commercialized movie focuses more toward the anticipation factor more then the scare. Staring Ethan Hawk as Ellison a writer who bases his books off of unsolved murders is in a rut as he is unable to produce another best seller. He moves his whole family wife Tracy played by Juliet Rylance, son played by Michael Hall D’Addario, and daughter played by Clare Foley to the town where his next unsolved crime scene is about to begin.
This has Ellison roaming around his entire house in what I, as a horror movie fanatic, would ask “why, why in the dark? Turn on the lights and always look behind you” but yet this is what happens throughout the whole film. I sat back and watched the entire theater gasp as the anticipation ran through the audiences mind and then Boom, they jump off their seats in fear. Which I can’t lie, I enjoy watching. I do gotta admit I was even wrong a couple of times trying to guess what would happen next or when the scare factor would hit.
I was a bit disappointed at the ending as it kinda took away the fear of walking back to the car and looking in the back seat to make sure no one was their. But as far as the Bughuul or Mr. boogie goes he was quite a creepy vision. I give kudos to whomever came up with the idea of him and how well he placed in each scene. He gave me a chill down my spine every time I saw him. This film is a bit disturbing as they continuously repeat the captured 8mm film strips of the murders from start to finish so be advised.
I appreciate a movie like this as its not really a slasher flick nor is it a waste of time but like all other you ask yourself will a sequel be made? So remember, Once you see him, nothing can save you.