From Sinister – Buy it here
Sinister surprised me. The trailers didn’t do much for me and I assumed it was going to be another let-down like Insidious (the 3rd act ruined it for me) but Ethan Hawke brings his A-game in this and it’s suitably creepy. Reasons this movie deserves a watch, now in digestible bullet point form!
- The opening shot which you can see up above. It sets the tone that you’re probably going to see some messed up shit.
- Ethan Hawke’s best role since those movies based on times of the day.
- Ziggy from The Wire as Deputy S0-and-So and Julie Rylance as Tracy. Both did an amazing job.
- Ethan Hawke’s reactions to the snuff movies are much more convincing than Nic Cage’s in 8MM. However, they are not as funny.
- The best use of a lawn mower in recent memory.
- Pagan deities are not used in horror movies nearly enough.
- A really great soundtrack.