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Review: Sinister (2012)

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2017 by Xander Woolf

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Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley

What’s it about?
A true crime writer (Hawke) moves his family to a new town in order to write his next best-selling book about a young girl who went missing. In the process, he comes across a box full of home movies that depict the gruesome deaths of several families. As he and his family begin to go crazy, they have to figure out who’s behind these murders and try to stop the same fate from happening to them.

What did I think?
Sinister keeps you on the edge of your seat. In true horror fashion, it keeps its audience in the dark until the very chilling end.

The acting is superb. Ethan Hawke plays crazy writer well, and that’s a hard role to fill as it’s been done so many times. Clare Foley is just the right amount of creepy to fill the role of the creepy horror kid.

The plotline wasn’t anything special, though the ending was definitely not what I expected. You have your typical, “strange things are happening, main character thinks he’s crazy” plotline up until you find out what’s actually going on. That’s where the true beauty of this film lies. The twist ending was not only terrifying, but also left me feeling sick and uncomfortable – the sign of good horror.

Do I recommend it?
Well, yeah. I mean, you’ve probably already seen it, but if you haven’t – watch it! It’s currently playing on Netflix.

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Review of The Possession (2012)

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2016 by Xander Woolf

Dir. by: Ole BornedalThe Possession Poster
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Kyra Sedgwick
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

Winters and I watched this movie a couple of years ago, before we ever decided to start a blog or Facebook page. We found it amusing because Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t wrap it all up in an hour (given that he’s the one and only John Winchester), but that’s neither here nor there. Here’s what I thought of the movie.

What’s it about?
Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie (Sedgwick) divorced a few months previously and are still trying to sort out their living situations. Their two daughters, Hannah (Madison Davenport) and Emily (Calis), live with their mother, but stay with their father on weekends. Clyde picks up his daughters for the weekend and they stop at a yard sale on the way home. Here, Emily finds an old, ornately carved box that she just has to have. She becomes obsessed with this box until she finally finds a way to open it. What the box unleashes, nobody is prepared for.

What did I think?
This movie is well acted and well shot, but the substance within in the plot falls short.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has a knack for supernatural roles (ha, get it?). He has great reactions and is believable. Natasha Calis is really creepy when she needs to be. I got chills, seriously. Creepy children are the scariest.

The shots are stunning. The special effects are scary and well done. It definitely leaves images in your mind that are hard to get out when you’re trying to sleep at night.

The plot fell short in a lot of ways, especially in the ending. I really want to tell you more than this, but I don’t want to spoil it.

Do I recommend it?
Don’t spend too much money on it, but it’s worth a watch, I think. See it for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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