Ethan Hawke.  Dead kids.  Scares and chills galore.  Should be a no-brainer, but we’re gonna check out anyway the release of the new horror outing "Sinister", out now from Summit/Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The harrowing investigation (and review!) is barren below!



   Title: Sinister

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson

   Director: Scott Derrickson

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 87 minutes

   Release Company: Summit/Lionsgate Home Entertainment



The Flick: Sticking with my review guns on this one – "Sinister" seriously sucks.  Void of scares, mood and any memorable acting work, Ethan Hawke made such a big deal about how brilliant the script was for this flick.  He shouldn’t have.  Not really watching, but rather lulling through its boring wares I can’t help but wonder what happened to the script Hawke thought was great as this murder detective type story is just plain dull.  The film sets up a pinch of potential then proceeds to force the viewer to sit through one of the most unscary flicks to come out since Blair Witch 2.  (And that was scary for a whole other reason!)  Don’t waste your money on this one – the bargain bin gives this one a thumbs down.

Best Feature: So why give this turkey two stars?  The features.  There are two fantastically amazing and captivating featurettes on this disc that thankfully have little to do with "Sinister".  They include 'True Crime Authors' about sinister investigations and especially 'Living in a House of Death' where we hear from folks who own and those who rent out houses with dark pasts.  (If only the flick could have been as cool as these!)

Best Hidden Gem: From the flick?  Mmm...that it ended?!

Worth the Moola: Do not buy, but rent this one for the features and promptly return it without viewing the rest.