I was really excited for this movie to come out, and ended up seeing it opening night. The theatre sold out naturally, and apparently this film is doing really well in the box office.
This was an all around fun movie to see in theatres. Packed with suspense and gore, it left me feeling real sympathy for the characters. My favourite part of this movie was the concept. It’s a fresh take on your typical home invasion horror, and not as predictable as you may think.
Cersei Lannister Lena Headey was the most impressive as a suburban american mother, and still as lovely as ever. Keep an open mind going into the film and don’t expect this movie to have an incredible ending. The final 20 minutes of the film will have you cheering the family on, and the ending really throws you for a loop. I’ve heard people say they disliked the ending, but I didn’t mind it so much, as I wasn’t expecting anything. I feel that’s the attitude you need before seeing this movie.
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.