People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
Ethan Hawke stars in the latest scariest movie ever.
In some weird way, I think Sinister is the found footage film I’ve always been waiting for. It’s actually about a guy that finds horrific footage, and then a bunch of terrible things happen. There’s no series of awkward moments where a character looks into a shaking camera and says how scared they are. Nope, Sinister is all on Ethan Hawke’s Ellison as he works his way through a mystery that he never should have tried to solve, and there isn’t a moment that isn’t interesting or suspenseful. I actually can’t wait to revisit it, which is pretty rare for me when it comes to a horror film.
The words “found footage” don’t always have to make you sad.