Now it's Karen's turn...We've recently talked about watching Sinister 2 for the podcast and so, being the only one who hadn't seen the first one, it seemed like a good opportunity to take a crack at writing a review.
First of all, I love Ethan Hawke. I know it defies logic, but I've loved him since I saw Before Sunrise. I was really worried we were going to get into a "Dermot Mulroney in Insidious Chapter 3" situation. Luckily, that was not the case.
Ethan Hawke plays a true crime writer who moves his family into a home where the previous tenants were hung from a tree in the backyard. Conveniently, this is the subject of his new book. Creepy things start to happen around the house and he finds a box of films in the attic that document the previous family's murder.
This movie is a nice combination of found footage and jump scares. It has a perfectly reasonable explanation for why the footage exists and the videos themselves are the best part. I know I'm the wimp of the group, but I had to pause the movie at certain points because I was getting too amped up.
I'm usually pretty oblivious when it comes to movie plots, but even I could tell how this movie would end. That really didn't take away from it because the exciting part was waiting to see how it would happen.
Bottom line: Check it out! Then watch Sinister 2 with us.