I’m such a huge fan of horror movies, it’s hard to find a good one that really gets under my skin. Sinister was one of the few that did just that.
The opening scene sets the entire tone of the movie, and will leave you extremely unsettled. Ethan I-can-do-anything Hawke’s presence continually reminded me that I wasn’t actually watching a snuff film. He always impresses me with his ability to adapt in any role that’s thrown at him. He’s such a wonderful actor, and he really makes the movie plot believable.
It’s best not to try and predict the plot. You should just go in with no expectations, especially since this movie was produced by the same guys attached to Insidious (a fail of a horror movie, which was such a bummer since I’m a huge fan of James Wan and Leigh Whannell) and Paranormal Activity.
Unlike Insidious, this movie doesn’t try hard to scare you. It takes raw fear and lets it sit in the pit of your stomach right till the end. Watch this movie, but avoid watching it in the dark.