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Sinister

Sinister
  • 2012
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Written by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
  • UK release: 5 October 2012

Crime writer Ellison (Hawke) moves into a house and discovers disturbing film footage of murder. Derrickson offers an unusual twist on the ‘found footage’ genre, with Hawke particularly convincing as the obsessive writer. Skilful and scary, it’s one of the best horrors this year.

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Sinister

1 Oct 20124 stars

Skilful horror staring Ethan Hawke

The opening of Scott Derrickson’s horror certainly lives up to the title: Super 8 ‘snuff’ footage captures a family-of-four hanged until dead from a tree, its branch acting as a lever to pull at the nooses and raise them off the ground. It’s an…

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