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OMGosh... humored my son & let him drag me to see this movie. Sinister. The name says it all.
A true crime writer, in hot pursuit of his next "big thing" that will re-put him on the map - his "In Cold Blood" as he himself tries to explain to his reluctant & fed up wife, stumbles upon a wealth of information about horrific,gruesome, ritualistic entire-family deaths, including the death of the family that lived in his house before he and his family moved in...
His immediate reaction is to contact the police, but then he realizes the information is his & his alone - this could be "it" for him. He decides to continue his research on his own. Eventually, his research leads to history repeating itself.
Once you know the story in it's entirety, you can't help but wonder if it would have made any difference in the end if he had brought the police in... And you ponder if his situation - his "secret" knowledge - was unique to the fact that he was a true crime writer. Had you or I stumbled upon the information, most likely, we wouldn't have kept it to ourselves - we would have called the police immediately. So, the previous victims that were stalked... did they have knowledge of the previous crimes???
The ending leads to alot of post-thought, which means it's pretty good, right? If it was "silly" or "stupid" we'd dismiss it right away. But this one keeps me thinking, has me wondering, "what happens next???"
Was the film worth the $62 we spent for the 3 of us to go (three tickets + food & drink) and me losing my phone (we found it!)? Uh, yeah, I think it was.
A good creep-me-out for Halloween is always welcomed!