Scott Derrickson directs Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw in this period horror where a wimpy kid finds himself trapped in the basement of a bemasked child killer with only the ghosts of the past victims to help him escape.
Creepy, iconic and with real emotional heft. There’s at least three child actors in this who convince as total badasses. I wouldn’t fuck with Miguel Cazarez Mora, little dude is hard. Hawke is a nasty delight. I’m glad Derrickson made this rather than Doctor Strange 2. Right up my alley.
Perfect Double Bill: Sinister (2012)
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