Wyrd Watching : Sinister
The first half of the 2012 horror Sinister was so fucking rich with solid, nightmarish content – even the soundtrack was blood chilling – that when I went to bed I was genuinely scared to turn the lights off, I mean like I was literally running the few feet from the kitchen to the bedroom.
The fear I was experiencing had me all excited to see the following half the next night. But when the next half came, it quickly fell flat. Horror film makers take note: putting ‘creepy’ kids into your movie will NOT in ANY WAY improve it. Once the ghost kids appeared with their laughable face paint and silly little ‘sssshhhing’ the film was ruined. The terrifying Bughuul who had, just hours previously scared me shitless as he appeared in old home movies killing whole families, was unable to shock me anymore. If you get a chance, give it a watch…I’d love to know your thoughts on this one.