Hooray For Sinister, A Horror Movie That's Actually GoodTim Grierson10/11/12 6:15pmFiled to: Grierson & LeitchMoviesThe projectortim griersonNewsSinisterEthan Hawkehorror moviesscary movies20EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFor a genre that remains a Hollywood staple, horror doesn't get much respect. If a film isn't screened in advance for critics, it's usually a horror movie. Although they dominate Halloween, they're also the movies that get dumped at the deadest corners of the release calendar: January and late August/early September. They're filled with actors desperate for a paycheck or exposure. (Jennifer Lawrence's appearance in House at the End of the Street is a freaky-weird anomaly.) And, most importantly, there just aren't a lot of them lately that have been really good: Insidious, The Innkeeper, Let the Right One In/Let Me In, the Paranormal Activity movies, what else? (I'd say The Cabin in the Woods, but a lot of people either hated it or wouldn't consider it a "real" horror movie.) And yet Hollywood keeps making them, less concerned with their quality than if they'll make back their miniscule budgets.