True crime novelist Ellison Oswald (Ethan Hawke) is so desperate to repeat the success of his first book that he moves his family into a home that served as the setting of a brutal murder. But instead of inspiration, Ellison finds a box of mysterious home movies in the attic that seem to point to unspeakable terrors – ones that could threaten his entire family.

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Trailers

Trailer
Computer Monitor
Home Movie

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings
1.3K Ratings

63% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.2/10
  • Fresh 89
  • Rotten 52

Critics Consensus: Its plot hinges on typically implausible horror-movie behavior and recycles countless genre cliches, but Sinister delivers a surprising number of fresh, diabolical twists.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Scary, intense horror film involves kids and murder.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Horror
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Alliance Films (UK) Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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