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Twitter Gets 'Sinister'

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Was last night/this morning's Twitter chat with Sinister star Ethan Hawke, director/writer Scott Derrickson, producer Jason Blum and writer C. Robert Cargill a little past your bedtime? We've got the chat transcript for you below. It is fascinating to read how the guys answer questions like "Why did you take the role" or "What inspired the film" in 140 characters or less. Check it out, along with the trailer, after the jump.

@AlexMcNeill93: What inspired the premise and ideas behind Sinister? #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: I had a nightmare about finding the box of movies in my attic, including the opening shot of the film. Freaked me the out.

@thekelseycooke: Ethan- what made you choose this project? #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the exorcism of emily rose

@KaiserJohnson: Was that Vincent DOnofrio on Skype? #SeeSinister

Scott Derrickson: Yes that was! 

@jennifercallagh: How long did it take to make the movie? #SeeSinister

Jason Blum: six horrifying months

@thekelseycooke: Give me your best on-set story in 140 characters- GO! #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: night shoots got so rough one week, we actually got our own specialty coffee truck. #nosleep

@Bryanw702: Whats scarier, Sinister or Insidious? Insidious scared the shit outta me!! #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the producers want me to give a politically correct answer, but I can tell you: SINISTER.

@WesNichols14Have you ever heard of the urban legend of Slender Man? this reminded me of it anyway looks great #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill:  Very familiar. Its got an interesting history to it. There's a film about him coming, and we avoided.

@patrickdmusic: did you also direct the creepy 8mm mini films that @ehawkeofficial watches in the movie?

Scott Derrickson: Yes, I directed all of the footage in the film, including the 8mm footage. 

@Bryanw702: How bloody/gory is Sinister?

Scott Derrickson: The "R" rating is for "disturbing images and terror" not gore. 

@Just_in_time3#SeeSinister so far it has a 100% on rotten tomatoes! Is it really that scary!? 

Jason Blum:  that scary and that GOOD.

@jennifercallagh: Has the cast already seen the movie or do they have to wait till the premiere?#SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: saw it at SXSW, but the rest of the cast wasnt there. donofrio is gonna watch it on skype.

@telluridehorror: Is the film going to see a wide release?

Scott Derrickson: Yes it will play everywhere.

@johnnydonaldson#SeeSinister looks really scary. We need more genuinely scary. Where idea 4 it come from?

C. Robert Cargill: Had a nightmare after watching THE RING, thought it would make a good movie and worked on a story for it.

@sarazarr: will people who hardcorely never watch horror find it scary? #cowards (I did see The Shining...)

Scott Derrickson: SaraZarr its going to mess people like you up for life!

@TheTrueBrendanF: Just saw the #SeeSinister trailer. Haven't seen a horror movie tackle pagan themes in a long long time. Got a nice CHANGELING-y vibe from it

C. Robert Cargill: Changeling was a big inspiration for me and Scott, so we take that as a big compliment

@armstrongda: Besides being a great debut for the Sinister trailer, does this mark the Twitter debut of @EHawkeOfficial?

Ethan Hawke: It is true, I am no longer a twitter virgin - i just popped my tweet cherry

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