Monday, March 25, 2013
Sinister (2012) review
This modern horror movie actually wasn't too bad! It was shocking with a fresh idea and actually scary.
PLOT:Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) is a best-selling author of true crime novels. So he can start his new crime novel, he moves with his family to a strange house in a small town with a bad past behind it. Shortly after everyone moves in, he goes up to the attic and finds an old Super 8 camera and film with recordings of several grisly murders. As Ellison investigates further into these tapes, his life is plunged deep into a malevolent darkness that could destroy his family. It's a great plot executed very well.
ACTING:The performances in here are actually very great. Ethan Hawke plays a very great part as the haunted author, Ellison Oswalt. He isn't the best horror movie actor, but he got the job done rather well. There was also a great performance by Juliet Rylance as Tracy, his wife. The played off each other very well. The child actors weren't so bad either. The other shiners I'd like to mention would be James Ransone as the deputy and Nick King as Mr. Boogie.
SCORE:The score in here wasn't anything spectacular, but it was fairly unique. It was jumpy at some times and just a creepy theme at others.
EFFECTS:The effects in here were pretty creepy. The blood effects weren't anything special, but the digital effects were pretty creepy. The effects used for the murders were pretty scary.
OTHER CONTENT:This horror stands out in modern times; it's actually good and not just a cheap way to make money. The plot and its twists are rather new and shocking. It uses some generic horror movie cliches, such as jump scares and fake jumps, but the twists make up for it. It's actually really clever and scary, but it's nothing truly spectacular. It's just actually good.
OVERALL,a good horror movie with a great plot, very great acting, unique score, creepy effects, clever twists, and some actual scares, but does have some generic horror cliches.