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Movie. 2012. Scott Derrickson
A writer discovers a box of horrifying home movies after moving to a new house.
There are plenty of horror movies about having a bad father, but very few about being a bad father. Ethan Hawke manages to make terrible mistakes as a partner and parent and still keep the viewer interested.
Sinister is a simple, fairly unambitious movie about a writer letting his egomania destroy his family while he attempts a great, ambitious work. The themes evoke The Shining, which casts a long and distracting shadow.