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Sinister review

A horror retread of such brainless, shameless lameness that it’s hard to imagine anyone begging for another installment.

A horror retread of such brainless, shameless lameness that it’s hard to imagine anyone begging for another installment.

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Jordan Hoffman was the movies editor at Hearst Digital’s UGO for four years and currently contributes to SlashFilm, MTV’s NextMovie and StarTrek.com. He’s made two marginally successful independent movies, is a member of the New York Film Critics Online and was named IFC’s Ultimate Film Fanatic of the NorthEast in 2004. Follow him on Twitter at @JHoffman6.

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By the tortured end (for the viewer), we are left with the inquietude of another sequel coming. From the mouth of madness, we know this story won’t end, because as Dr. Stomberg discovers, “It’s the aesthetic appreciation of violence that summons him.” If the murders are committed through art, they must be done artfully in order to be appreciated. Bughuul is the ultimate art snob, and poor Zack is willing but unable to fudge anything but stick figures and a sun with a smiley face. Even if that sun is shooting bolts of lightning at his hapless mother’s head.

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A family is murdered. Months later, comeback writer Ellison Osborne moves into the house with his family. In the attic, he discovers a box of tapes that includes footage of many murders. Unbeknown to his family, he has chosen the house in order to research a true-crime novel. Having only had one bestseller, he sees this as his lucky break, his chance to write his In Cold Blood. The children start to act strangely and his good wife freaks out on him when she discovers the real reason they are living there.

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Written by C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson, “Sinister” offers an interesting twist on the recent wave of “found footage” movies — in that the main character actually finds some footage that propels the narrative forward, with the grisly home movies providing a series of unsettling interludes along the way.

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Special mention needs to go to the sound mixer who has given the film a real edge being incredibly organic adding much atmosphere to the experience. The optical soundtrack at the start in really unnerving and sets the whole tone of the piece.

Review: The haunted home movies of Sinister

With good horror films, the terror pushes you down into your seat and drives an aching knot between your shoulder blades. For a brief moment, the film may release you, allow you to soften, only to startle with a thunderous clatter, a squeal of violins or a splash of blood.

Nothing in Sinister 2 is believably scary

Nothing in Sinister 2 is believably scary

Set in a hotel built in the early 20th century, Sinister Suites brings its customers a unique opportunity to experience a haunt within a piece of history. This haunt is a multi-floor experience where guests travel up and down flights of stairs on their journey through the hotel. Every room within the hotel is a scene of horror like no other. The hotel is so vast that the group runs the risk of getting lost, thus the security follows every group. The hotel holds the secrets of cannibalism, madness, violence, and terror. People should experience Sinister Suites if they dare!