Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize 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."

Overall Ranking: 1876 (Rank from 2012: # 92)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 8.33%
Regular 58.33%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 8.33%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lisa Marie Bowman85(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies73(full review)
Dan O'Neill70 - With a great sense of dread, fun, and suspense to it, Sinister comes off as being a better horror flick than what we are used to seeing, but still doesn’t fall short of being a little silly here and there, or by falling for the typical conventions we are used to seeing with horror movies in today’s world.
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Angry Vader70(full review)
Colin Flanagan70(full review)
Lord Of The Films Ryan65(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez57(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik55 - It is not the best horror film I've ever seen but Ethan Hawk's solid performance and the creepy story make this film rather sick.
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Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 4
Tim The Film Guy53(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown25(full review)

People Involved

  • Ethan Hawke (Ellison)
  • Vincent DOnofrio (Professor Jonas)
  • James Ransone (Deputy)
  • Fred Dalton Thompson (Sheriff)
  • Clare Foley (Ashley)
  • Juliet Rylance (Tracy)
  • Cameron Ocasio (BBQ Son / Killer)
  • Michael Hall DAddario (Trevor)
  • Victoria Leigh (Stephanie)
  • Blake Mizrahi (christopher Miller/sleepytime son)
  • Scott Derrickson (Director)

  • Podcasts

  • Us vs Film presents Episode 3: Sinister