House on ho-hum hill
The idea that an ancient Babylonian deity is still at large, successively murdering families and feasting on the souls of the individual children that he holds back from slaughter is ghoulishly obtuse. And the evidence of these acts, discovered by crime writer Ellison (Hawke) in his sinister new abode, certainly causes some furrowed brows and family rows. Little else, however, sustains this part-time merger of The Omen and the haunted house genre through some pretty faulty synapses. Is that blood on the wall, or writing?
Sinister | Directed by Scott Derrickson (USA 2012) with Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone. Starts November 22