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I did!! I recently went to see Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke.

I did!!  I recently went to see Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke.  Overall, I liked it.  It was not as scary as I was expecting it to be.  It wasn't the type of disturbing horror movie that had me still thinking about it afterwards.  However, it did have genuine scares and a decent storyline.

Sinister is the story of a once popular author (played by Hawke) of true crime books who, after a few poorly reviewed books, is looking for his next best-seller.  To do this, he moves his family into a home that was the scene of a horrific murder that he intends on writing about.  He does this without telling his family about the home's history.  The crime that occurred in the home was the murder of an entire family, except for one of the children, a girl who went missing and was never found.  After the author moves into the home, he discovers a box of super-8 home movies in the attic.  Thinking that there might be some information useful to his research, he watches the movies.  Each movie shows the murder of several different families, including the family who were the previous owners.  Even though all of this scares the author, he also thinks that he hit the "mother-load" of evidence for his next book.  He continues to watch and research the movies with the help of a college professor, played by Vincent Donofrio, and a local police deputy.  The more he watches the movies, the more disturbed he gets and begins to think that his house may be haunted.  Meanwhile his family, still unaware of the murders, do not feel comfortable in the house and want to leave.  Eventually, he discovers the same person in all of the home movies: a creepy man with stringy hair and a sinister looking face.  In one particularly scary scene, the author is looking at a computer image of the sinister man, the author looks away and the image of the sinister man turns his head to look at the author!! 

As usual, I don't want to give away the ending, so I'll end this post by saying I did enjoy this movie and, unlike so many other movies out there, it WAS worth the trip to the movie theatre. 

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