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Sinister

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Ethan Hawke senses an Insidious presence in a batch of brutal home movies

True crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) decides to revive his floundering career by moving his loved ones into the suburban house where a family were slaughtered.

He gets more horror than he was expecting when his investigation of the unsolved crime turns up a batch of mysterious and brutal home movies in the attic.

Director Scott Derrickson’s (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) thriller borrows a lot from Insidious - including that film’s producers.

But its frequent shocks and dark comedy help deliver the chills, as does the psychological soundscape by composer Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Drag Me To Hell).

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    • thedanieljson

      Feb 5th 2013, 17:48

      Nice to see the soundtrack mentioned - wouldn't have been half as scary without it, even the hokey last third of the film is kept somewhat grounded by the music.

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