At first glance, the poster for the upcoming supernatural shocker Sinister looks like your basic “been there done that” horror flick and the title alone makes it feel like a retread of Insidious and something that should go direct to DVD starring Tom Sizemore. Sure there’s blood on the wall and oooooooh – look! The blood creates an evil facial image to make it even more scarrrrrrry!
Ok….well, I think I’m about to eat crow (never understood this saying btw – how do we know that a crow isn’t actually delicious?). The trailer popped up online a few weeks back and I have to admit – it looked good. There were more than a few “freaky” images to wet my whistle and it built up nicely to where I really wanted to see more once it ended. Mission accomplished with the trailer. Check it out with your own peepers below:
Now I know what you’re saying…..how many trailers have we seen that deliver the horror goods, but then the finished product ends up being a limp noodle that can’t join the pasta party (only the best analogies on this blog folks ). Bottom line is that I was still skeptical about this flick, until I started hearing the buzz and then saw that it was at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. So now I can officially say it: I’m excited for this movie! I’m sure the Insidious comparisons will be aplenty, but I dug that movie, so I’m hoping to dig this too. Insidious wasn’t perfect, but it did a lot right, and that’s the vibe I get from this flick. As long as it brings the creepy and doesn’t succumb to the typical watered down Hollywood horror bullshit, I think I’ll be a happy camper. Sinister comes out on Oct 5th, so get off your ass and support it!