There’s a new trailer out for Scott Derrickson’s new horror film, Sinister, which stars Ethan Hawke as a true-crime novelist whose new home seems to harbour a deadly secret. It may seem like a generic horror movie plot, but if we’re going to base it on the trailer, Sinister is probably going to rely on execution in order to bring chills to your spine.
In Sinister, Hawke’s character has recently moved his family onto a new house, which is said to be the site of a mass suicide by the previous occupants. While poking around in the attic, he comes across a collection of home videos belonging to the previous occupants, several of which may be a tad too disturbing even for someone who earns a living writing about disturbing things.
Hawke’s character ends up watching the entire lot, only to realize that he may have awakened something from a different world, something terrible that has plans for his young daughter.
Sinister will open in the US on 5 October 2012, with a UK release date to be confirmed.