Directed and scripted by Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE and the 2008 remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL) from a C. Robert Cargill story, the film does contain some good scares, but to me, the film fell flat. I thought the scares were all predicable; I saw each and every single scare before it happened. So throughout the entire film, I just sat there commenting to myself, "This is going to happen" and "That is gonna happen." And I felt that the film dragged on and on but it wasn't that long of a film. It's a little over a hour and a half, but it felt like it was a two hour film. Sad to say, this wasn't a very good horror movie. But I did like the idea of the film! I thought it was a very original horror film idea, but the execution wasn't up to par with it. All the good parts of the film was used in the trailer. And I don't really know what else to say. So this might be the shortest review I've ever done! How about that? I'm at a loss for words, so this is a new experience for me!
SINISTER is one helluva boring horror film. It wasn't scary, it wasn't terrifying, it wasn't anything! Best to skip it and just watch one of the old school horror classics. 1 out of 5 stars! Avoid with a passion!
SINISTER is currently playing in theaters nationwide, including at the Camera Cinemas here in the Bay Area. To view showtimes, visit their website at www.cameracinemas.com.
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