Sinister || True crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves into a home with his wife Tracy, their 12-year-old son Trevor, and their 7-year-old daughter Ashley. Ellison has moved his family (unbeknownst to them) into a home where a family was murdered, all hanged by ropes on a tree in the backyard. Ellison intends to use the case of the murdered family as the basis for his new book and hopes that his research will reveal the fate of the Stevenson family’s fifth member, a 10-year-old girl named Stephanie who disappeared following the murders. Later that night Ellison discovers in a box a screaming, half-naked Trevor having a night terror.
Ellison finds a box in the attic that contains a projector and several reels of Super 8 mm footage that are each labeled as home movies. Ellison discovers that the films are actually murder footage depicting different families being murdered in various ways, including drowning, throat-cutting, and arson. Each murder performed by an unseen person holding a camera and filming the killings. Ellison notes the appearance of a mysterious symbol in the films as well as a strange masked figure. Consulting a local deputy (whom Ellison nicknames “Deputy So & So”), they discover that the murders took place at different times, beginning in the 1960s and in different cities across the country.
He also learns that a child from each family went missing following every murder. The deputy refers Ellison to Professor Jonas, whose expertise is the occult, to decipher the symbol in the films.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Vincent Donofrio
Directors: Scott Derrickson
Production: Automatik Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions, Alliance Films
Duration: 110 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 29 March 2012
Countries: USA, UK