One of the many trailers to debut this past week has me very excited for the fall season. Fall just screams horror movies to me most likely because of the ominous yet beautiful colors resulting from a change in climate (at least here in upstate New York). The sense of the leaves on trees dying turning from a lush green to tattered reds, oranges, and yellows is essentially a perfect atmosphere to curl up on the couch and enjoy a good slasher film or spooky movie.
Some of my favorites horror movies of the past five years include (but are not limited to) Paranormal Activity and Insidious. These two have been under a lot of scrutiny, being accused of being not original and just rip offs of classics such as Poltergeist, The Blair Witch Project, and more but I never understood that. Of course horror movies borrow from something that came before it there is no avoiding that but these two movies I found to have something unique at the same time.
So when news broke about the producers of these two movies have another project, Sinister, set to be released in early October this year I could immediately feel the hair on my arms rise with chills before even watching the trailer. A short synopsis of the plot from IMDb.com is as follows: “Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity of pagan myth known as Bagul.” And the trailer does not disappoint:
This movie gives me the same creepy vibes as the Insidious trailer when if first saw it so naturally my expectations are already high. The demon in the videos Ethan Hawke’s character is watching is very reminiscent of the spirit that kept appearing in photos of Patrick Wilson’s character in Insidious. There is something that people will say has already been done, personally I do not care so long as demon appears creatively which is what the trailer suggests and works in with the story.
I have never heard of a Bagul before or even if it is a real story but all I know is that this one is rated R. Insidious was hands down one of the scariest PG-13 movies I have ever seen so I am anxious to see what and R rated non-found footage movie from these producers will be like. Hopefully better than Chernobyl Diaries. What are your thoughts?