Sunday, October 28, 2012
Steamworks: Sinister Review
I just... I'm scarred, guys. This movie... it creeped into my soul and took a shit on it. I'm going to be honest, I had trouble downloading these pictures for this review because of how scared I am of Bughuul I am. Also, this review is spoiler free, so for those that plan to see it, you can read this post.
When asked exactly, "What's so scary about this film?", there are multiple ways that I can think of to answer the question. There are a decent amount of jump-scares. I think the movie made me jump at least five or six times, and I actually missed one because I was mid-laugh on a joke Chazz made when one happened. Another reason is that the CG effects were just REALLY good. I wont give an example, but if you go to see it you'll find out for yourself. Next is just the idea of the movie; the thought of a demon that lives through photos of himself is just creepy. That's why I'll be deleting the pictures I downloaded for this post directly after I post this. Lastly was the realness of it all. Up until pretty much the end, Ellison is actually a (kinda) smart horror movie character. Again, I wont spoil it for those who haven't gotten to see it yet, but let's just say the ending isn't what you expect. As I read in another review online (note: paraphrasing here, couldn't find the source again) "This movie is a good example that sometimes we can be our own demons". This quote remains very prevalent and very true throughout the movie.
Final Rating: 8.5/10
Peter, The Steamworks