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Ethan Hawke's Sinister Trailer Online
Have you seen the Bagul man?

15 June 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop

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Ethan Hawke's Sinister Trailer Online

Following the posters revealed a couple of weeks ago, here's the full-blown trailer for Sinister. The supernatural thriller stars Ethan Hawke, is produced by Jonathan Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and directed by Scott Derrickson.

The film has Hawke as a hack writer who moves into a house that was the site of an entire family's gruesome murder. Oh, and he brings his family with him. He then discovers a box of films of other murders stowed in his attic, and finds his ongoing investigation leading into hellish territory and his own family in some serious danger.

The trailer shows pretty much what you'd expect from that description, but it looks stylishly done, Hawke is always welcome, and we get some bonus entertainment from Vincent D'Onofrio as an internet expert on supernatural shenanigans.

What's new here is the monster: glimpsed on the posters and previously described as an entity called Mr Boogie, he's revealed here as a pagan deity called Bagul (that's buh-gool, not a bread product), who eats the souls of children and can get at you through pictures of himself. We think he's made up, with no real basis in any pagan pantheon, but he looks destined for a bright future as a Hallowe'en costume and a Todd McFarlane action figure.

Derrickson cut his teeth on franchise sequels like Hellraiser: Inferno and Urban Legends: Final Cut, before branching out with The Exorcism Of Emily Rose and the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. He also contributed a screenplay draft to Atom Egoyan's The Devil's Knot.

Sinister has already played a few festivals and picked up some positive vibes, but still has some distance to creep before its proper US release date on October 5. We don't seem to have one for the UK so far, but while we're waiting, the official website is gradually coming together.


Following Insidious and Sinister, Jonathan Blum's next project should be:
Malodorous
Discombobulating
Filthy
Machiavellian
Wretched
Slightly Unnerving
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RE: Ethan Hawke's Sinister Trailer Online
Boring trailer in my opinion, but I like Hawke so will probably check it out on Blu. More

Posted by Kazuya at 12:47 on 28 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not sure!
This just popped up on the film's UK Facebook page. A great NHS-style Sinister poster. Pretty cool... http://i.imgur.com/StOJW.jpg More

Posted by filmfan90 at 13:42 on 27 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not sure!
Really looking forward to this film. Ethan Hawke being involved is a major plus point - am a big fan of his work. And that Tumblr is a great concept for building interest in not only the film in general, but the character he's playing as well. Will be interesting to see how it develops in the run up to release day. October 5th can't come soon enough! More

Posted by Kumadori at 17:12 on 25 September 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 11:34 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not sure!
Thought I'd share this great Tumblr I came across - http://ellisonoswald.tumblr.com/ - it's part of the official Sinister stuff and is written by Ethan Hawke's character in the film, leading up to it's release date. A great bit of viral marketing done brilliantly - such a cool idea! More

Posted by filmfan90 at 11:27 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not sure!
ethan hawke is always good. lol. More

Posted by awesomeo at 01:21 on 18 June 2012 | Report This Post

Not sure!
I kind of like the look of this from the trailer but then again they can always make a film look good with trailers these days! It might lose its way like Insidious did after the halfway point. Hopefully they don't rely on too much CGI and go for the more spooky shadows and creepy noises effects! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 10:01 on 17 June 2012 | Report This Post


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