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Still shot from the movie: 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. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 12 Oct 2012
Video Release: 18 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Sinister Rated R?

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


- 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.


- Infrequent use of profanity and mild cursing.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

- Alcohol abuse.

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