David Batterson 7:30 a.m., Dec. 12
Sinister, written and directed by Scott Derrickson, who also wrote and directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, is just in time for the spooky season. The film intertwines "found" Super 8 footage and the actual narrative, centering on a true-crimes writer (Ethan Hawke) researching "how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity." The film is 110 minutes and rated R.
So far Rotten Tomatoes is showing that 100% of viewers like and/or recommend the film for it's controlled pacing and horrifically disturbing scenes. (Note that it doesn't mean Sinister has a 100% rating as a film, but that 100% of reviewers enjoyed it.) I can't stomach the trailer right now (got to 3 seconds and shut it down, but I will see it this month), though I'm posting it for you because you're brave. Sinister debuts at AMC La Jolla (8657 Villa La Jolla Dr) on Friday, October 5 with showtimes from 11:55 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. The film will screen at AMC Mission Valley, AMC Palm Promenade, and Krikorian Vista Village on October 11.
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