Movie Review: ‘Sinister’ appropriately creepy, never boring

Tom Richardson, Staff Writer

Author Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) and his family move into a new home where he discovers a box of film canisters up in his attic one night with a series of real murders caught on them.

After doing some research, and contacting a professor (Vincent D’Onofrio) with some help from a local deputy (James Ransone), Ellison finds out that his family is in trouble with a demon named Buhguul, who in myth would abduct a child from one’s family and make them perform a lethal deed for him.

As Ellison continues to learn more about this demon, the more he begins to realize that history might repeat itself, and that Buhguul has new victims in order.

“Sinister” does a very good job with setting an effective horror mood that will keep its viewers on the edge of their seats. The film’s musical score also feels appropriately creepy, and it’s storyline flows very well, and never feels boring.

Something that viewers should be aware of for this film is that some of the jump scares and brutal images might not be for everyone, due to just how dark they can be. However, any viewer who can handle extreme scares should be just fine.

Overall, any moviegoer who is looking for a good scare, or just something creepy to watch for Halloween, should have a great time getting spooked from “Sinister.”