Every Halloween season there is a deluge of scary movies, often pretty bad ones, and usually not even scary. The vogue for "found-footage" films has glutted the market with a lot of movies that use inexpensive hand-held camera techniques, but ignore the fundamental elements of good filmmaking, namely good scripts and acting. SINISTER, which opens Friday October 12, delivers the shocking immediacy of the best "found-footage" horror with outstanding, savvy storytelling and real acting from such heavy hitters as Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio. Take a moment to watch the trailer here.
Hawke plays a true-crime author who finds a mysterious box of film in his family's new home. When he discovers the link between the film and a horrific crime, his troubles have only begun. Get ready to be really, really scared. Co-writer C. Robert Cargill has been a regular at the Alamo Drafthouse since it opened, and there is scarcely a horror film he has not seen. His experience shines through in SINISTER, which already has the feel of a horror classic.
Cargill will be in attendance at the Alamo South Lamar for the Thursday midnight screening and the evening and late night screenings on Friday and Saturday. Don't miss it.