Sinister

Sinister 2 is Officially in the Works

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the duo behind last fall’s Sinister, are returning for Sinister 2, reports Deadline.  The duo will pen the next entry for Blumhouse Productions, but it doesn’t appear Derrickson will be back to direct.  Instead, he’ll co-write and also produce alongside Jason Blum.

In the first film, Ethan Hawke played a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

The Top 5 Horror Films of 2012 – Paul’s Picks

Before we cut out for the long weekend, let us bring you one more “best of 2012” list.  Today, we share with you Paul Doro’s picks.  Again, another writer who has been contributing to Shock for some time and I think you’ll dig the diversity that he brings to his list.  Read on! – Ryan Turek, Managing Editor

The Top 8 Horror Films of 2012 – Ryan’s Picks

Look for a “best of 2012” list from each of Shock’s contributing writers throughout the week!

Optimism has been renewed.  Things might be looking up for horror.  For the last two years or so, I always frowned at the task of creating a year-end

Shock Video Interview: Ethan Hawke Talks Sinister

With Sinister opening in theaters this Friday, October 12th, ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with the film’s star, Ethan Hawke, about the film.

Hawke plays a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

Head inside for our video chat with the actor.  Also, click here for our interview with Sinister’s writer and director!

Shock Interview: Derrickson & Cargill On the Creation of Sinister, Its Bogeyman…

Something evil was born when a member of the online movie criticism community and a Hollywood director collided.  For once, it wasn’t some all-out argument battle on Twitter or flame war on a message board; it was actually something positive and creative (shocker!).  In fact, the end result of this pairing was a feature film endeavor called Sinister, the highly recommended supernatural thriller starring Ethan Hawke (opening October 12th from Summit Entertainment).

The film is the birthchild of The Exorcism of Emily Rose’s director Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the man known as “Massawyrm,” a movie critic from Ain’t It Cool News.  Under Blumhouse Productions – the company that gave us the Paranormal Activity series and Insidious – Derrickson and Cargill collaborated on this effective slice of scare cinema which concerns a writer (Hawke) who discovers a box of Super 8 film in his basement and the creepiness that ensues.

ShockTillYouDrop.com met with the duo in Austin, Texas during Fantastic Fest where we discussed the film’s origins, how Derrickson and Cargill’s creative partnership came about, their feelings on modern horror and where the look of the film’s bogeyman came from.

Review: Sinister

Sinister, the new movie from director Scott Derickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), was produced by the same people who made Paranormal Activity. It also  once sported the unfortunately obvious title of “Found Footage.” Putting that aside, it’s more than just another Paranormal Activity faux-doc rip-off like we’ve seen many times these past few years, turning the similarly overused horror premise of a family experiencing strange occurrences in their new home into something that feels more cinematic and unique than other similar films.

Ethan Hawke plays true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who has moved his family into a new home where he plans to write a new book about the disappearance of a young girl after her entire family was murdered. What his wife (Juliet Rylance) and family don’t realize is that the house they moved into was where those horrible murders took place. Soon after moving in, Ellison finds a box in the attic containing reels of Super 8 film, each one that may hold an answer to the murders and disappearance while tying them into something much bigger.

What Does Ethan Hawke See In This Sinister Motion Image?

Sinister is poised to open in theaters October 12th and ShockTillYouDrop.com has received an exclusive “motion image.” In the pic, Ethan Hawke’s character, Ellison, is watching something grotesque happening.  But what?  Head inside and see if you can make it out…

Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film concerns a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

Stay tuned for our interview with Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill soon!

The Red Band Trailer for Sinister is Here

The red band trailer for Sinister has hit Yahoo! Movies and you can find it inside.  The Scott Derrickson-directed supernatural thriller opens in theaters on October 12th.

Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

A New Sinister Poster Debuts as the Film Meets a Slight Delay

Summit Entertainment has revealed a brand new poster design for their upcoming Sinister. They’ve also adjusted the release date slightly: Sinister will now hit theaters on October 12 rather than the previously-announced October 5.

The Scott Derrickson film stars Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King, Clare Foley, Victoria Leigh, Juliet Rylance and Michael Hall D’Addario.

Check out a bigger version of the poster after the break:

Check Out This Event Poster for Our Sinister Hometown Premiere!

On September 27th, Shock Till You Drop and Keep It Classic are hosting a screening of Scott Derrickson’s Sinister in Miami – an event fueled by Tugg.  If you live in or around the area and need details on when, where and how to get tickets for this screening, visit this link.

Director Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill will be in attendance for a Q&A.  Ah, but there’s more…

Summit Entertainment unveiled today a new artist-created poster for the film, designed by SA Studios. This unique and bold print will be available as a collectible poster for attendees at all Tugg.com hometown premieres that meet the attendance threshold.  

Get tickets now at SeeSinisterFirst.com and be the first to see what we certainly consider one of the year’s best horror flicks near you.

Head inside for a larger look at the poster.

International Sinister Poster Rolls Out the Creepy Kids

An international poster has materialized for the October 5th release Sinister, directed by Scott Derrickson.  It’s significantly less bloody than its U.S. counterpart, but if you like creepy kids, this poster’s for you. 

Check out a larger version inside.

Starring Ethan Hawke, the film concerns a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

Follow this link to our full Sinister gallery!

Two Exclusive New Images from Sinister

Shock has received two new exclusive photos from Sinister, opening in theaters October 5th.  You’ll find them inside.

In the film, a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King, Clare Foley, Victoria Leigh, Juliet Rylance and Michael Hall D’Addario star.

Updated: See Sinister First! We’re Co-Hosting An Advance Screening!

Sinister is poised to hit theaters on October 5th, however, Shock Till You Drop is aligning with Tugg for an advance screening in Miami, Florida.  

We’ve got some readers down there, right?  Sure we do!  Pack the house and make this screening an event.

The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, stars Ethan Hawke as a true crime novelist who is struggling to find his next big story discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.

Head inside for the screening details…

Transcript: Last Night’s Sinister Twitter Q&A

Last night, following the trailer premiere for Sinister, director Scott Derrickson, producer Jason Blum, writer C. Robert Cargill and star Ethan Hawk participated in a Twitter Q&A to discuss the film.  Head inside for the full transcript.

World Premiere: The Trailer for Sinister

As promised, Shock Till You Drop – and a few selected genre sites – is bringing you the world premiere of the trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Sinister.  Ethan Hawke stars in this supernatural thriller from the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.  We’ve seen it, we love it and we hope you dig it, too. 

Watch the trailer and immediately head to Twitter.

Ethan Hawke, director/writer Scott Derrickson, producer Jason Blum and writer C. Robert Cargill will participate in a live twitter chat.  The chat will be moderated by @SummitEnt.  Tweet your questions with the hashtag #SeeSinister.

 
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See the Trailer for Sinister Right Here On Shock…Tonight!

Shock Till You Drop is one of the few selected sites to host the world premiere of the trailer for Sinister, the latest film from director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).  And we’re very excited to do so as we love the hell out of this movie.

The trailer can be found here on Shock tonight at 11:59 PM ET / 8:59 PM PT.

Immediately following the world premiere, Ethan Hawke, director/writer Scott Derrickson, producer Jason Blum and writer C. Robert Cargill will participate in a live twitter chat.  The chat will be moderated by @SummitEnt.  Tweet your questions with the hashtag #SeeSinister.