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Sinister

Crime novelist Ellison (Ethan Hawke) finds his work merging with his home life when he discovers some film footage of the murder of the family that formerly occupied his house. While his detective work may help explain the horrible tragedy, it also puts his own family at risk.

Overall Grade: --
Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 12 Oct 2012
Run Time: 110
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 12 October 2012

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: Crime novelist Ellison (Ethan Hawke) finds his work merging with his home life when he discovers some film footage of the murder of the family that formerly occupied his house. While his detective work may help explain the horrible tragedy, it also puts his own family at risk.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Several intense and suspenseful frightening scenes.

- Depictions of hanging, burning, drowning, throat-slitting and mutilation.

- Frequent explicit violence shown with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence (usually in a supernatural context), often involving children.

- Nightmarish imagery.

- Torture.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- May have an adverse psychological impact.

Language:

- Infrequent use of profanity and mild cursing.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

- Alcohol abuse.

Video alternatives

Evidence captured on film helps unravel mysteries in the movies Super 8, Apollo 18 and the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Home Video Notes

Sinister releases to home video on February 19, 2013.

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