Let’s Watch A Horror Movie…Sinister

I’m late with the announcement, but I didn’t know if I would have a free Friday. BUT I DO!!!! So let’s watch a horror movie!!!! For July…Sinister.

 

Sinister movie poster 2012

This 2012 British-American supernatural horror film was directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.

And scared the living whatever out of me.

The Oswalt family moves into a new house.

Isn’t that always how it starts?

from the 2012 movie Sinister

Ellison Oswalt is a true crime writer, so he moves his wife and two kids into a house where people were, well, murdered.

Scene from 2012 movie Sinister

Yeah…like that…

He’s there so he can write about it, of course.

Ellison finds a box of old film reels…home movies…in the attic. THESE ARE NO ORDINARY HOME MOVIES. Ellison becomes obsessed and starts to track the families whose murders are shown on the films. How the families move. How murder follows them. How children go missing.

But there’s something else in those movies…

Scene from the 2012 movie Sinister with Ethan Hawke as Ellison Oswalt

A demon. Bughuul.

From the 2012 movie Sinister, Bughuul played by Nick King

If the flickering home movies of death don’t scare you, well…I don’t know what will. I love how the mystery unfolds, how the evil waits. But for what?

It will be fine.

FINE!

From 2012 movie Sinister, Ashley Oswalt played by Clare Foley

This movie is a dark and creepy ride, exploring the manipulation of a demon and, just as the innocent can be changed by evil, how people can be swallowed by obsession and forget what is important.

 

So, you have a week to prepare because I will live-tweet #Sinister on Friday, July 28th at 9 EST. Press play with me and add your thoughts!

 

 

2 comments

  1. Awake at Midnight says:

    This came out five years ago?! I can’t believe it! This is on DVD only at Netflix, so I’ll need to grab a copy from the local library. Will you be tweeting on the Midnight Society Twitter Feed? Can’t wait!

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