Though director Scott Derrickson’s (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) horror film Sinister doesn’t open for a couple more weeks, fans have the chance to bring a preview screening of the film to their hometown early. For those unaware, the pic stars Ethan Hawke as a true crime novelist who moves his family into a house where the horrific murder of an entire family took place in an effort to discover his next big story. When he finds a box of home videos in which other families are also brutally murdered, he realizes he may have made a huge mistake by moving into the house. Derrickson’s Emily Rose was pretty great, and early word on Sinister has been promising.
The fantastic service Tugg.com, which allows film fans to bring theatrical screenings of movies new and old to their hometown theater, is sponsoring the preview screenings. Hit the jump to find out how to bring a Sinister screening to your city in advance of the film’s October 5th release.
Fans can either join a screening that’s currently live or request one in their hometown by going to www.seesinisterfirst.com. Screenings that reach a certain attendance threshold will receive a limited edition poster for Sinister, and the filmmakers will be participating in Q&A’s at select screenings. I also highly encourage you to visit Tugg.com to learn more about this great service for film fans.
Watch the trailer for Sinister below:
Here’s the synopsis for Sinister:
SINISTER is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films and the writer-director of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.