Every year around Halloween, there is always a huge crop of horror movies, but most turn out to be “just OK”. As Bean explains, very few of those stand out as great movies.
Ethan Hawke has been making movies for many years, and although he has done anything from Sci-Fi, to Action, to Drama, has NEVER done a horror movie.
That is, until now.
Sinister opens this Friday, and is Ethan’s horror debut for a reason. He agreed with Bean’s assessment of most horror films, saying there are some great ones, but most are “thrown together to make money”. If he was going to appear in a horror movie, it was going to be for the right one, so when director Scott Dickenson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) approached him, he got the feeling it was the right time.
When asked how to make a good scary movie, Ethan jokingly said those that bend over backwards to be original are “losers”. He explained success is in creating a movie from what someone would want to see, and then putting an honest new spin to it. Sinister is full of classic horror imagery; “scary tree, scary kid, scary attic,” but still finds a way to make something new about it. Hawke explains that film itself is driven by the theme of ambition; his writer character is obsessed with reclaiming his former glory, which puts his family at risk when a demon is released.
Check out the trailer here:
Check out Kevin’s scarier Sinister (Kevining edition) trailer…too hardcore for theaters: