Sinister (2012) | You’ll want to keep the lights watching this creepshow!
Desperate for another success, true crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) moves his family into the home of his latest story which involves the disappearance of a young girl whose family were found hanging from a tree outside the house. But when Ellison uncovers the existence of a demon that eats children, he comes to the terrifying realisation that he has now placed his own family in mortal danger.
The most spine chilling thing about Sinister isn’t the spooky apparitions that jump out from the shadows, but the unseen things that go crash, bang, wallop in the darkness. Well, what would you expect from the folks behind Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Compelling and terrifying in equal measure, this creepshow also features a frightening soundtrack from Christopher Young that’s guaranteed to shred your nerves. This is modern horror at its best and I am so looking forward to more from writer/director Scott Derrickson, who is currently filming a sequel, gave us the paranormal chiller Deliver Us From Evil back in August, and has been lined up to direct Marvel’s Doctor Strange in 2016.
Sinister is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Momentum Pictures and screens on Channel 4 (in HD) on Sunday 7 December at 10pm