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Watch: Atmospheric & Chilling Red Band Trailer For 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 19, 2012 12:42 PM
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We have to admit, the premise of "Sinister" kind of put us off from the start. The story centers on a novelist who moves into a home where a family was recently murdered and discovers home video footage that might reveal exactly what happened to them. Toss in director Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism Of Emily Rose," "The Day The Earth Stood Still") and a not so inspiring cast led by Ethan Hawke and....yawn, right? Well, guess again.

After a surprise screening at SXSW earlier this year, buzz has been building steadily around the pic, and this new red band trailer is pretty hair-raising. Not exactly filled with boobs or blood, this one earns its color rating due to some truly disturbing imagery (the last shot is a real kicker) and a pretty intense atmosphere of dread. And while our man is Austin liked the picture, but wished it had a bit more resonance, others at The Playlist who have checked it out have come back with the enthusiasm for the movie. Even this writer who isn't the world's biggest horror buff has put "Sinister" on the radar after giving this trailer a spin.

"Sinister" will scare you silly on October 12th. Watch below.

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  • Ryan | September 25, 2012 10:19 AMReply

    Win a private screening of SINISTER! Head to Twitter now and sell this year's most chilling horror picture in 140 characters or less - including the #SurviveSINISTER hashtag - for one of four chances to win a fantastic and frightening night out to remember. Don't forget to follow the @Sinister_UK Twitter to find out who wins! Be sure to check out SINISTER in the UK October 5th!

  • James | September 19, 2012 5:24 PMReply

    I hate Yahoo video, everything looks like La Jetee - a series of still images. Studios need to stop releasing their trailers there. What's the point of people's first looks at a film being through such a poor quality medium?

  • Daniel | September 19, 2012 4:49 PMReply

    F*** me that looks creepy

  • Fred | September 19, 2012 4:36 PMReply

    Does Hawke still rate a "yawn, right?" when fawning over the Before Trilogy?

  • Bad writing | September 19, 2012 2:52 PMReply

    Seriously, this reads as if a two year-old wrote it.

  • Archer Slyce | September 19, 2012 1:50 PMReply

    Reviews are good thus far... seems quite a potent movie. After all the found-footage gimmickry It makes sense that it went full circle back to actual found-footage in film..

  • Andrew | September 19, 2012 1:16 PMReply

    That looks terrifying. Can't friggin wait!

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