VOD Recommendation: A Creepy Horror Thriller with Fresh Surprises Now Available on Demand
02.27.13 by BrentJS
"Don't worry, Daddy... I'll make you famous again."
Witness as a struggling writer's desperate attempt to find inspiration for a new book invokes a diabolical evil and puts his family's lives in jeopardy.
The Flick: Sinister
The Skinny: Scott Derrickson returns to horror for the first time since 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose as the co-writer (with C. Robert Cargill) and director of this dark supernatural thriller. The movie premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Conference and Festival.
The Players: Ethan Hawke stars as Ellison Oswalt, a washed-up true crime novelist who moves his family into the home of a murdered family in the hopes that his investigation into the unsolved crime will provide him with inspiration for a new book. Ellison thinks he's stumbled onto a serial killer's collection when he discovers a box in the attic of the home containing snuff films, but he soon begins to fear that the murders are the work of a supernatural entity and that his family might be next. Vincent D’Onofrio, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.