Look, Hollywood, we get it: spooky little girls are, well, spooky. We understood it in the Ringu and Ring films. We’ve been beaten over the head with the Paranormal Activity franchise. We all sorta-kinda remember catching something spooky near the end of Poltergeist 3 on TBS late one night. Do we need yet another found footage-based film with a spooky little girl? According to the new “motion-poster” for Sinister, the answer is, apparently, yes.
Directed by Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Sinister stars Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King, Clare Foley, Victoria Leigh, Juliet Rylance and Michael Hall D’Addario.
In the film, Hawke plays a true-crime novelist who discovers, via found footage (of course) courtesy of a box of home movies, how a family was once murdered in his new home. Through his newfound discoveries, Hawke’s family is plunged into “a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.”
And via Summit Entertainment, you can dig both the the creepy “motion-poster” below (it’s basically an animated version of the traditional one-sheet), which features—you guessed it—a spooky little girl, a blood face, and the obligatory Paranormal Activity mention.
So if all that is your thing, be sure to check out Sinister when it hits theaters on October 5.
What do you think of the Sinister plot?