There are been a few very successful horror films in which authors are the center of the storyline – Misery and The Shining are two stand out examples.
The new film Sinister aims to join those lofty ranks. Sinister follows the character of Ellison (Ethan Hawke), a true-crime novelist who purchases a new home with the hopes of writing a successful book.
After moving into his new home, he discovers a box of old home movies that depict previous families who lived in the house, as well as their murders.
As Ellison looks further into the mystery behind the tapes, he discovers that the murders all have ties to a supernatural entity known only as “Bagul”. Bagul exists in images of himself and runs the risk of making Ellison’s family the latest casualty of the house.
Launch our gallery of 10 of the best horror films based on books and watch the scary trailer for Sinister below.