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I’ve been dying to review this film for you guys because this film actually scared me silly. I can’t say enough about this piece of brilliant film-work, but I’ll do my best to keep this succinct. I hope you’ll forgive me in advance, because I will probably gush and squeal and do all those things horror-women do when they find something genuinely skin-crawling.

Sinister Movie Poster - Image compliments of Wikipedia.org

Sinister Movie Poster – Image compliments of Wikipedia.org

I’m honestly a little nervous because I’m not sure I can do this film justice in my review! But I intend to try.

Sinister” was written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, directed by Scott Derrickson, and released in 2012. I had to look these guys up because I was unfamiliar with anything else they’ve done. When I saw their previous works, nothing jumped out at me. I have seen some of their other work, but none of it stuck with me. Therefore, “Sinister” was definitely Derrickson’s and Cargill’s living, breathing masterpiece.

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the public swimming pool in the ghost town of Priypat near Chernobyl. Modified with Gimp, by Hiob (size, color, light, contrast) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone (025.8071)

Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone (025.8071) (Photo credit: Pedro Moura Pinheiro)

On my days off of my day job, I like to watch and analyze horror movies. I’ve seen thousands, at least, and very few scare me. “Chernobyl Diaries” is another example of a decent horror movie that’s maybe not so scary. The sad thing is, it would have been scarier if the writer hadn’t been so in love with his concept that he botched the ending. (more…)