Sinister is the new horror film from director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) starring Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, White Fang) as an author who moves his family into a new house, a house with a tortured up past. I’ve been hearing quite a bit of positive feedback about this movie from those lucky enough to have caught it at SXSW and have been anxiously awaiting the trailer. Finally, the wait is over thanks to Arrow in the Head. I won’t lie, I was not enthralled by this trailer. Too much of it seemed cheesy (“I’m gonna write the best book that anyone’s ever read”), and it does that horror movies trailer thing where every time a certain noise plays they will cut to black, like in the Texas Chainsaw reboot and the camera sound, and it seemed like every other haunted house horror movie type.
Then at 2:16 into the trailer I was convinced I need to see it.