By Scott Derrickson

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


True crime novelist Ellison Oswald (Ethan Hawke) is so desperate to repeat the success of his first book that he moves his family into a home that served as the setting of a brutal murder. But instead of inspiration, Ellison finds a box of mysterious home movies in the attic that seem to point to unspeakable terrors – ones that could threaten his entire family.


  • A black Hell of darkness

    By J.L1356
    This movie is incredibly dark and hard to watch. The evil that surrounds it I could imagine we could change someone and put them in a dark place. So unless you are so deeply scarred by evil then I would not recommend this movie. But if y’all have already been taken by darkness in your feet has already been decided and watch this movie and destroy the rest of your life. But seriously it’s actually a scary but great movie. 😁🔪
  • Absolutely Enjoyed

    By DeathsAnubis
    The graphics were amazing, the plot kept you on your toes, and the action was fantastic. Some parts did have cheap jumpscares, but the overall plot as well as the plot twist made it worth watching.
  • My farviote horror moire

    By marvelfanboy99
    I have never seen a moive that has scared me like this one going in to it I was not expecting much I thought it was some kind of haunted house or something I was wrong the ending to this moive is really shocking it just leaves you feeling no way that did not happen the villain of this moive you will not forget . the acting is also great
  • Excellent Horror Movie

    By BruceUSA
    Very atmospheric and had a surprising plot. Loved it.
  • omg

    By 0mgcholesterol
    this movie had me shook it is super scary. If you wanna watch a scary movie watch this one
  • Incredible

    By EvmysterBeast
    Even if you don’t like horror movies, the plot, build up, and suspense we’re all on point. Excellent film
  • Watched when it premiered

    By Jdub1236780
    I prefer horror movies with a plot and investigation. The scrip was great. Now the second one, sinister 2... sucked. Don’t watch it.
  • Formulaic and Not Worth It

    By moviesalad
    Don't bother unless you like completely formulaic horror movies. Remember, when you hear creepy sounds and you walk into a room, be sure *not* to turn on the lights. Always, always use a super-dim flashlight when exploring eery backyards at night. No spoilers here - nothing to spoil, not even a plot twist. Lesson learned? Don't believe Rotten Tomato reviews.
  • Brilliant, Scary, Slightly disappointing...

    By anonymouspianist
    The first 80% of this movie is phenomenal. The opening shot sends chills up your spine, and there were parts that had me so on edge that I literally reflexively stood up and moved toward the door. I don’t scare easy but something about this one just struck a nerve with me. Here’s where I got a little disappointed - the final 20% of the movie is just things unraveling exactly - and I mean EXACTLY - as you’d expect, to the point at which by the ending you’re going “seriously? That’s it?” This film has some great ideas, but it just plays all its cards early on and has nothing left but the painfully obvious by the end. Instead of resolving, the movie just runs out the clock. You could say that was a set-up for a sequel, but I rarely buy that. There are plenty of great film sagas where each film works both independently and as part of the whole, and the premise of this film is not broad enough to compel me to watch the whole thing happen again in a second movie revolving around secondary characters I care less about. That said, I’m still giving this 4/5, so I DO think it’s worth watching if you like some good scares and suspense. Just expect a bit of a bummer ending.
  • 😮😮😮

    By Batmandjp
    This movie makes you try to find out what is going on and gives you a fear of kids and moving