“The Sinners” Conjures a Spooky and Sexy Trailer

We've all been to parties that have gotten a little out of hand, but usually it involves someone throwing up or breaking a valuable, not sacrificing your friend to Satan and being hunted by a deranged killer after. But that's how crazy things get in The Sinners, formerly known as The Color Rose.

Writer-director Courtney Paige leads a mostly female crew, directing a large female cast in a story that seems inspired by Mean Girls, Sorority Row, Jennifer's Body and The Craft. Whether all those elements leads to a film that will cast a spell remains to be seen. The popular girls at a small town high school rebrand their clique as the Seven Deadly Sins. At first it provokes a reaction among the religious townsfolk, but as they start getting offed one by one, they realize their stunt has cost them more than they expected.

The Sinners will be available on demand on February 19.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.