Sinister (2002) – Short Film

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Avg Rating: 2.1 / 5. Voted: 29

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Year: 2002
Directed by: Nick Palumbo
Starring: Jade Risser, Gunnar Hansen, LeAnn Clinton
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 00:05:01
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Horror

Plot/Favourite Scenes – Spoilers:
Sinister is a 5 minute short film made by Nick Palumbo in between Nutbag and Murder Set Pieces. It appears to represent the nightmares of a little girl played by Jade Risser who also later featured in Murder Set Pieces.

Since it’s about the kid’s dreams, it consists of imagery involving scary adults (including Gunnar Hansen) and mostly has her running around in panic from her imagination’s versions of the Pied Piper. There really isn’t any story and it looks like an audition tape for Murder Set Pieces. LeAnn Clinton, one of the girls in Murder Set Pieces gets a role here too.

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Nicki Brand
Nicki Brand
February 25, 2024 10:35 am

It’s not even a short film its just a trailer for a really lame looking horror movie. All those names at the end, all those people worked together to bring us this 5 minutes of nothing.
Don’t waste your time with this one.

May 18, 2023 12:56 pm

just another agressively unscary tryhard horror short that i feel like ive already seen a million times. 1/5

October 22, 2022 8:55 am

Hmm, let’s see, I don’t know what goes through the subconscious of an 11 year old girl but most of it seemed reasonable except for the part where the nuns are giving seducing looks. That part looks more like a 14 year old teenage boy fantasy. That ending voice was very cheesy. I’ll give it a 2/5. It’s worth watching though since it’s short. A good idea, badly executed.

September 15, 2022 7:49 pm

Nick Palumbo is a hack and this film sucks shit.

December 28, 2021 1:45 am

This is by far Palumbo’s best work because it’s over in under 5 minutes.

January 21, 2021 10:53 pm

4 minutes of disappointment. 1 minute of credits.