Sinister SynopsisSinister is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.
Sinister Release Date
In Theaters October 12, 2012
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone
Written by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Produced by: Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Subscribe To Sinister Updates
if you're excited for Sinister
Senator Fred Thompson, Dead At 73
Senator Fred Thompson, star of such films as Die Hard 2: Die Harder, The Hunt For Red October, and Days Of Thunder, has passed away at the age of 73.
by Mike Reyes November 2, 2015 comments
Is Sinister 3 Going To Happen? Here's What The Writer Says
When Sinister 2 comes out in a few weeks, we’ll get to know the ghastly being Bughuul a little better as he terrorizes another family. But will we get to see him return for a third film in the future? Scott Derrickson weighs in.
by Nick Venable July 30, 2015 comments
3 Big Changes Sinister 2 Makes From The First Film
In Sinister, the world was introduced to the malicious supernatural entity Bughuul through a series of hard-to-watch “kill tapes,” and he’s coming back for more murderous mayhem in the sequel Sinister 2. Here are 3 big changes the sequel will bring to audiences this August.
by Nick Venable July 24, 2015 comments
Sinister 2 Teaser Trailer Is Spooky And Surreal
The first teaser trailer for Focus Features Sinister 2 is upon us. The spooky short little clip debuted yesterday at WonderCon 2015 and appears to promise some solid jump-scares and plenty of eerie feelings. Check it out below.
by William Fanelli April 5, 2015 comments
Get Ready For 10 More Years Of Micro-Budget Horror Movies
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions's new 10-year deal will include partnerships across NBCUniversal's businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. It's a first look production deal that essentially means future Blumhouse movies will first be offered to Universal for distribution.
by Kristy Puchko July 24, 2014 comments
Sinister 2 In The Works
Last fall Blumhouse Productions debuted the slick mystery horror story Sinister. The $3 million dollar movie from Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill not only won rave reviews from critics, but also earned a whopping $77 million worldwide. So, it's no surprise that Blumhouse is looking to build a new franchise from this solid base.
by Kristy Puchko March 1, 2013 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: Argo & Anna Karenina, Plus Things Get Sinister
There’s a lot of imagination in this week’s best releases. From a ghastly creature haunting old visual mediums to reenvisioned historical moments, and world and their wars built entirely for the small screen, this week in home entertainment offers a little something for everyone, even if that something is watching scantily dressed teens try to find a younger sibling in a haunted house.
by Jessica Rawden February 19, 2013 comments
Sinister Will Pop Up On Blu-ray And DVD In February
Sinister, the devil in the (home movie) details movie starring Ethan Hawke hit theaters to mixed reviews, but crushed at the box office when considering the budget, pulling over $47 million at the domestic box office on a $3 million budget. If you missed the part found footage flick during its theatrical run, Sinister is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 19.
by Jessica Rawden December 3, 2012 comments
Eric Bana Up For Sinister Director's Beware The Night
Titled Beware the Night, this paranormal thriller centers on a New York cop charged with tackling cases of "real life demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves." ScreenGems is currently considering backing the production, which just got more enticing with word that Eric Bana is in talks to star.
by Kristy Puchko November 12, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Argo Lands Second As Taken 2 Doubles Up At Number One
Ben Affleck's Oscar baiting Argo settled for a close second place with $20 million. That wasn't quite enough to top his previous directorial effort The Town which bowed in at $23 million. The drop is most easily blamed on the fact that Jon Hamm wasn't cast this time around.
by Scott Gwin October 14, 2012 comments
Sinister Scares Up $1 Million From Midnight Screenings
With October kicking off and plenty of people in the mood for a good scare, it's awesome to have a horror movie out there that's apparently scary as hell… and actually good. Sinister is racking up far stronger reviews than you usually see for horror movies, and now it's got the box office behind it as well
by Katey Rich October 12, 2012 comments
Sinister Web Promos Stare Back At You With Menace To Spare
From the film's first frame, this deeply freaky feature cuts its own path to terrifying audiences with truly disturbing imagery and a murder mystery plot that blurs the line between crime drama and horror. Already we've seen a glimpse of Sinister's creepy antagonist Bagul in the trailers, but in the clips and poster here, he's looking back.
by Kristy Puchko October 10, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Argo, Sinister, Seven Psychopaths And More Reviews
Now we’re talking. Now we’re kicking things into gear. Now we’re getting to what makes movies great. Some excellent stuff hitting the screens this week with Affleck freeing hostages, seven dudes going psycho, things getting sinister, and Kevin James doing MMA. Well...three out of four ain’t bad
by Doug Norrie October 7, 2012 comments
New Sinister Red Band Trailer Is Here To Disturb You
It's not hard to tell that Halloween is just around the corner. Today marked the release of The Cabin in the Woods on Blu-ray and DVD (whether or not you've seen it, go pick it up immediately), The House at the End of the Street is in theaters this Friday, and we've seen trailers for movies like Texas Chainsaw 3D and Mama - despite the fact that neither will be out for this year's All Hallow's Eve.
by Eric Eisenberg September 18, 2012 comments
New Sinister Poster Aims To Scare With A Bloody Wall
In Sinister, the new horror movie from director Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke plays a true crime writer who moves to a new house with his family while investigating a mysterious quadruple murder. In the new house the character finds a box of super 8 films, all of which have the same strange, disturbing face embedded in them somewhere. And Summit Entertainment isn't even trying to hide said face in their marketing materials.
by Eric Eisenberg September 12, 2012 comments
Ethan Hawke Is Haunted In Sinister Trailer
Writer-director Scott Derrickson is drawn to tales of the dark side. He first broke through in 2005 by spinning the peculiar story of Anneliese Michel into the horror-drama The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Since then he's created the supernatural horror film Sinister, which follows a struggling true-crime novelist, who rather than bringing his work home, makes his work home, moving his family into a house that's prior residence were horrifically murdered...
by Kristy Puchko June 14, 2012 comments
Ender's Game Gets A Release Date, As Does Step Up 4, Red 2, And Three Others
Summit Entertainment has set premiere dates for a number of projects, including the sequel to Red, another installment to the Step Up series, as well as the much anticipated (mostly by sci-fi geeks) big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
by Kelly West October 25, 2011 comments