Watch: First Spooky Trailer for Scott Derrickson's 'Sinister' Arrives

June 13, 2012
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Sinister Trailer

"He consumes the souls of human children." Meet Mr. Boogie. Summit has unveiled the first trailer late tonight via Bloody-Disgusting for Scott Derrickson's Sinister, a highly-buzzed about horror film that won over critics and fans at a surprise SXSW screening earlier this year (Jeremy's review here). The horror flick stars Ethan Hawke as a true-crime novelist who moves into a new house that seems to have a mysterious connection to a horrific family murder. It was co-written by AICN's Massawyrm, aka C. Robert Cargill, and is kind of a found footage mix that Jeremy calls a "welcomed discomfort" in the horror genre. View below!

Watch the first official trailer for Scott Derrickson's Sinister, in high def from Bloody-Disgusting:

Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) directs Sinister which he also wrote along with newcomer C. Robert Cargill. Ethan Hawke stars as a struggling crime novelist whose desire for a new story leads him to the site of a horrific family murder. However, his investigation threatens to put his family in harms way as something still resides in the house that may be the key to learning the truth about the past murders. The cast includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Clare Foley, James Ransone and Fred Dalton Thompson. Summit currently has Sinister scheduled to arrive in theaters October 12th this fall. Curious?

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Reader Feedback - 38 Comments


*sigh* Identical to every mainstream horror film released these days.....

Sean Kelly on Jun 13, 2012


yeah, but don't you just love these kinds of trailers where the tempo to a heartbeat or (loose film reel) is edited with images that last only one second or shorter?

RobotProphet on Sep 4, 2012


loved Insidious, love Paranormal Activity, I'll be checking this one out

Armeetapus16 on Jun 13, 2012


you liked those? WOW. Guess that explains why they keep making this crap.

ff on Jun 14, 2012


Alright. Looks like it could be pretty creepy. I'm in. Love D'Onofrio.

grimjob on Jun 13, 2012


they showed bahhghoul a lot on this

Marc Callado on Jun 13, 2012


guess we're all fucked :/

LosZombies on Jun 14, 2012


¡Ay mamá!

toonfed on Jun 13, 2012


I never expect much from any horror movie these days, but the PA series and Insidious gave me a couple of frights... so, yes, I'm hoping this one will live up to it's predecessors

syntaxterror on Jun 13, 2012


I agree. They can't seem to get there act together wiith Horror anymore yet I still see them all and continue to hope. I also enjoyed Insidious to a degree so maybe just maybe.....

Bithki on Jun 19, 2012


Shit scary.

Dhiram on Jun 13, 2012


Too bad Bahghoul looks like the Wrestler Sting

Crom on Jun 14, 2012


Scorpion Lock on that ass! wait what? :l

LosZombies on Jun 14, 2012


Or the Stinger Splash!

mooreworthy on Jun 14, 2012


Wolfpack babyyyy! >.<"

LosZombies on Jun 14, 2012


Ah now ya got me watching some wcw on youtube. Self-high five LosZombie

mooreworthy on Jun 14, 2012


High-five Moorewothy! NWO aaallll day!!! >:D

LosZombies on Jun 16, 2012



Nielsen700 on Jun 14, 2012


Ya I guess. I'll give it a shot.

LosZombies on Jun 14, 2012


meh - walk out - problem solved... these things never ground themselves in reality.

dom on Jun 14, 2012


White folks and their dang curiosity 🙂

mooreworthy on Jun 14, 2012


They never learn to let things be... :/

LosZombies on Jun 14, 2012


yeah, we're pretty retarded.

grimjob on Jun 14, 2012


Ha! Its ok, you guys made it this far ;D

LosZombies on Jun 16, 2012


Yeah, but with people like Bieber and Pat Boone, its a goddamn wonder.

grimjob on Jun 17, 2012


I'm sure that's how many audience members will solve the problem too...

David on Jun 15, 2012


Not the greatest horror pedigree on this one....looks like a pass.

David on Jun 14, 2012


Is that a Juggalo running round the yard? Whoop Whooop!

Crapola on Jun 14, 2012


Loved Insidious so I'll be sure to check this one out.

Kwaz on Jun 14, 2012


O.O Insidious was great until the final act, this looks like it could go either way...I loved the trailer it set the mood and the chills came early on. I especially loved the shot of the box when Hawke's character first saw it. I'm in.

Xerxexx on Jun 14, 2012


I sooooooo agree

Sugar_Spice on Jun 14, 2012


totally true, if they hold back on taking it too far and just keep it to the skin crawling stuff instead of the ridiculous, it could be really good. it's worth a see to me.

Dannoman on Jul 1, 2012


lmao, ethan hawke vs. bahghoul. aka Tom Cruise vs.Wrestler Sting

Daniel Vu Tran on Jun 14, 2012


I never thought I'd say this in my life, but that's almost an insult to Tom Cruise.

Thexn on Jun 14, 2012



ff on Jun 14, 2012


While I myself could give this one the pass, I know my nieces are going to want to see it. As Sean Kelly said earlier, looks pretty similar to most pop-up horrors nowadays.

Thexn on Jun 14, 2012


just a tiresome concept and they pretty much showed the whole film in the trailer. bad bad bad.

yawn on Jun 15, 2012


Black Metal finally enters mainstream horror 🙂

David Banner on Jun 16, 2012

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