‘Sinister’ Spoilers Discussion

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 17th, 2012 at 5:01 pm,

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While our readers are already talking about this movie in the comments section of our Sinister review, this is the place where you can discuss Sinister spoilers without concerns about ruining the movie for people who haven’t seen it yet.

If you’re posting comments here, assume that anyone in the conversation has seen the movie – if you haven’t seen the movie, we would recommend you don’t read the comments here until you have.

For an in-depth discussion of the film by the Screen Rant team check out the Sinister episode of the SR Underground podcast.

We’ve set up a poll below where you can rate Sinister for yourself. Other than that, feel free to discuss the film and all its surprises!

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Sinister is Rated R for disturbing violent images and some terror. Now playing in theaters.

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  1. Why did they play so much into the boys night terrors but not explain why that was all about. I mean they were getting worse for a reason, why didn’t they explain it/ But it still scared the bejesus out of me ;D

  2. i honestly do NOT know why nobody has made any type of connection to the boogie-man. the guy we’re all afraid is under our beds and in our closets as children. Bagul could just be his original name. doesn’t that make sense? and in the movie a lot of people are complaining he’s not turning on the lights, well the electricity was out because they had barely moved in. i could buy the story and i do believe that this is truly what the boogie-man does. i thought it was a really good horror movie that i have been waiting for since The Exorcism of Emily Rose. props to the writers, producers and directors! some of the movie was quite boring, but in my opinion it was very much brought together.

    • You were supposed to make the Mr. Boogie/boogeyman connection.

      The electricity was out because they barely moved in? What does that mean?

  3. So I am disappointed in the cover photo. I figured out the killer and the plot pretty quickly all from the cover. The girl smearing the blood made it pretty clear the girl kills the family. Anyone else feel that way?

    • Well, the girl on the cover and the girl who killed her family at the end were not the same person…

  4. I agree with whoever said “the movie falls apart if you think about it too long.” So a child hanging 3 bodies from a tree, putting 3 bodies into a car, weilding an ax with enough force to cut through a body over and over again….could be explained away with Mr. Boogie possessing the kids and giving them strength. BUT.. where does a 9 year old get some kind of drug strong enough to knock people out.

    I liked this movie, but I thought some things shouldn’t have been revealed and other things needed better development. The dead kid’s makeup was bad.
    Why does the tale begin in the 60s? How did an ancient deity get on super 8mm film? lol. (prequel?)

    The snuff films were disturbing and the old sound of the projector reels clicking adds a nice touch. And I think that overall the film has a nice tense feel to it, even when nothing is actually happening.

    It always gets messy when writers have to mesh things like ancient deities with, (relatively speaking) modern technology.

    Where did they get the film from? I didn’t see a 8mm camera until the end..where was it? Can they run out of film?


    This movie if anything yes had cheap scares (That you know made you pee your self a little bit) but over all look at it this way.

    Ellison Oswalt is a modern day “Tragic Hero”, (you all can go look it up yourselves and learn what a TH is)

    No matter how hard he tries he undergoes a realization of what actually matters but it is too late for him. He tries his hardest to help bring justice to a family that was hanged and ultimately find clues to find the missing daughter Stephanie. In his eyes he is doing the right thing with his commitment to his book, but unknowingly sacrificing what is important to him the most which is his family. Trying to escape certain fate he moves back to his original home but if you recall to what the professor said and EVEN IN THE COVER OF THE MOVIE “Once you see him, nothing can save you”. By this time it is obviously too late to escape certain death.

    You can also see this kind of Tragic Hero in the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles. Creon the King of Thebes is blinded by his arrogance to listen to others and keep steadfast his word is law. With his commitment to his pride he puts his niece Antigone to certain death. He does not want to be seen as a weak king so he does not back down, ignoring all wisdom that is offered to him from others. Too late does he to realize that he was wrong. He tries to go free his niece from the tomb he has put her in but by that time she has killed herself, etc etc, he finds his son dead, and goes back to his kingdom to find his wife dead as well.

    Both these characters believed to be doing the right thing. Which they were, but they dismissed any information that would have swayed them from their personal goals. No matter how hard they tried to do the right thing in the end they still lost everything. Thus, Sinister is a modern day Tragic Hero, psychological, horror film.

    Try not to be so concrete on films. Look for the beauty and art within them.

  6. It was nice and horrifying in the same time but the ending is not so good as supposed to be.The story will repeated itself for another family!

  7. the person behind the bughuul-murders is professor jonas (vincent d’onofrio) and presumebly jessica, the woman who brings him the drink in one of the videochat conversations with ellison oswalt… in the second videochat with ellison (shortly before this film sequence starts) jonas’ account is shown in the ICHAT bonjour field – which practically means he is in the same local network as ellison (means in the same house)… so you can make a guess who is behind the killings of the families… in the last scene, we see bughuul with quite long black hair, a haircut not unlike the haircut of aforementioned jessica… by the way, an awesome movie… very open for interpretations and therefore comparable to classics as “the shining”… 

  8. Alex, that is an interesting theory! Professor Jonas seemed to know too much about Baghul and maybe he and Jessica were immortals or something if they were killing families in 1966, 1979, and so on.