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Sinister feelings from Sinister

Sinister.jpgI know you’re probably wondering why I’m writing about a movie that’s been out for four years. I saw this movie from director Scott Derrickson in theaters back in 2012, but I was not a fan. This was a time in my life when I was adamantly against horror films that didn’t wrap everything up with a nice little bow at the end.  Yet, when Sinister 2 came out I still insisted on going to see it when it was in theaters.

I thoroughly enjoyed the second one.

The premise of the first Sinister is easy enough to understand. Ellison Oswald, played by Ethan Hawke, is a true crime novelist who moves his family to a home where a family was murdered in their backyard. In the attic Ellison discovers a box of film canisters and an old-school projector.

When he loads the film onto the projector and begins to watch he is confronted with gruesome movies of various family’s elaborate murders. Strange things begin to happen in the Oswald household, and Ellison soon discovers a demonic apparition in the films. When he contacts a demonology professor he is told that this apparition is a pagan deity known as Bughuul: the child eater.

When I first saw this, as I said, I was not pleased with the ending. Once I found out they were making a second film, however, I was much more at ease with the ending of the last one. It didn’t matter than things weren’t wrapped up because they expanded on the story even more.

What do you think about movies that set up for sequels that don’t come out for years? Does it annoy you too?

Sinister Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinister_(film)

Sinister IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922777/

Sinister Trailer:

 

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3 responses to “Sinister feelings from Sinister

  1. Khal Alex

    Sounds like an intriguing series. The time gap does sound aggravating though. Personally, I can cope with a late sequel to a good movie that doesn’t set anything up, but if the first promises a second, anything later than one to two years later can give me some resentment towards the franchise (moviegoers can be a bit too privileged in this regard). However, it’s much worse if there’s a set up and no sequel at all. at least in Sinister’s case, it did follow up on its promise. Great blog! Regards!

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  2. jvlaw96 ⋅

    This is an incredible movie! I watched it with some friends when I was studying abroad last semester. I am excited to see how the story is wrapped up in the next film.

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  3. I really admire your love for scary movies. Personally, I get scared too easily, so I never have fully watched one. Although, it would for sure bug me if sequels never came out until years later. Keep up the good work!

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