Anticipation Alert: Sinister (2012)

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!

*you little shit – I just painted that wall!*

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… 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!

*what ever happened to just playing hopscotch?*