Sinister (2012) 5/10|
Impressive DVD/Blu-ray cover (I watched the Blu-ray). Been meaning to watch this since itís release, and today I did, and boy is it so not worth it. Ridiculous is the best word to sum up Sinister. The actingís ok, picture quality is good, even if most of the film takes place inside a somewhat sparse house painted with blue walls.
I wasnít expecting gore, and I didnít get gore, the film is after all a 15. Horror comes in the form of making the viewer jump, that old trick.
I could be wrong, but there were things that ranged from ridiculous to not making sense:
1. Ellison (the lead male) takes a digital image from 16mm film source. The still shows a hint of a human face reflecting in a mirror. The mirror is very small in the middle of the image. Using his Apple laptop, he zooms into the face to reveal what amounts to a very clear hi-deff image of the face - how f-cking ridiculous.
2. The various murders are captured on 16mm film using an old camera, which is fine given the murders took place many years prior to the films setting, which is iPhone Apple laptop era. Quite where the grim reaper gets his 16mm developed is not revealed. Fast forward to the present day, where more murders happen, why hasnít the grim reaper upgraded to video or digital ?
3. Ellison (the lead male) falls through the ceiling (via the loft) making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. Neither his wife or his two kids come to help. Maybe they are deep sleepers ?