Ethan Hawke is not our favorite actor. But cousin and Twitterville convinced us it was a must see. So Hawke reservations aside, off we went. And I've got to give the man credit, he did a great job playing Ellison Oswalt--a strung out, megalomaniac and former bestselling author desperate to be in the limelight once more. (Side note: Why are all writers in film shown to be neurotic lunatics with a drinking problem? Wait. Don't answer that.)
|“Write drunk; edit sober.” ― Ernest Hemingway|
Sinister, it is a killer--pun intended--film. SPOILER ALERT: I would have preferred a real life threat to the paranormal Woman in Black style killer, but otherwise, I'm satisfied. From the haunting images that I promise will stick with you for a long time to Oswalt's psychotic obsession and the innocent family caught in the middle, this movie has everything you could want.
Rating: A all the way.
How do you feel about the gore factor in horror flicks? What scares you more, graphic images or a disturbing psychological atmosphere?