Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.
Crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime in hopes of writing a book about it. Oswalt examines video footage that he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon discovers more than he bargained for.Written by
Michael Hallows Eve
The song 'Gyroscope' by Scottish electric band Boards of Canada, used in the end credits and film burning scenes in Sinister, is recycled for Sinister 2 (2015) and played during a few scenes. See more »
(at around 1 min) In the very first scene after the four bodies are hauled up on the ropes, they kick a while then seem to die. They are all hanging by the neck which holds the head erect. After the one on the right dies, its head droops. That clearly shows that the body is on a hanging body rig. The head would never droop while hanging by the neck. See more »
This film is probably the scariest film I have ever seen. It bring everything that a good horror film should bring to the table. Jump scares, disturbing imagery, haunting music, etc. The use of the recorded murders is especially terrifying. The story never has a dull moment and provides many good twists along the way. The lack of music during the filmed murders is especially chilling. Ethan Hawke stands out as the protagonist and plays the role very well. The film is not perfect though. There are a few scenes that can come off as silly but still add to the progression of the story. I highly recommend this film and hope you enjoy as much as I did. I recommend watching it with friends and good luck sleeping.
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