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House of the Devil, The (2009) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3550

Avg. Rating:

2.68/4

# of Ratings:

47

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/30/2009

DVD Release:

02/02/2010

Director:

Ti West

Actors:

Jocelin Donahue
Tom Noonan
Mary Woronov
Greta Gerwig
AJ Bowen
Dee Wallace

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

In the early 1980s, Sam, a young co-ed, looks to make some extra cash for an apartment of her own by picking up a babysitting job. When an elderly couple promises to pay Sam a substantial sum for one evening's work, the job seems just what she's looking for. But what about that lunar eclipse everyone keeps talking about? And isn't the house awfully far down that lonely country road in the woods? And how is it such an old couple needs a babysitter anyway...?

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Snoogans 02/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I liked everything about it from a technical standpoint, especially the way it looks and feels exactly like an 80's flick. I was drawn into it by the slow pace and more than halfway through it felt like it was setting up for some major suspense, but I didn't get that suspense. In fact, there wasn't much of a third act. The lack of a good payoff, after all that time spent waiting, was disappointing. It just stinks that I found it underwhelming, because it's such a well made film in all the other aspects.

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mellyboi1 01/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I like Ti West's style of story telling. He tends to build up his characters and, some would say, that that makes the film slowly paced. That's true, the film is slow and studious. House of the Devil doesn't actually start becoming a horror film until around thirty minutes in, after which you get to know the characters that will be playing a large part in the film. I actually like "Kill List" better, it's West's second directorial movie and it's really good. My only problem was that the movie ended too soon, leaving the audience their own ending. I give this one 3 out 4 stars.

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Tjommi 09/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

I am fairly good at keeping an open mind and donít expect anything before I watch a movie, but I have to agree with Chris here, that this was way too slow. Sad to say but this was boring.

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dukeakasmudge 08/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I dont really care to much for movies about Satanism but House Of The Devil was good & creepy.I LOVED that It had a total 80s style horror flick to it & I hope there will be more movies done the same way.Maybe even some comedys?

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Chris Kavan 05/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

I really wanted to like this throw-back horror film but it was just so mind-numbingly slow to build up that the last 15 minutes just wasn't enough of a payoff. It was an interesting experiment but in the end it just didn't work for me.

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The House of the Devil

Now, this one was a real treat. I saw the dvd box for this about two years ago and I never forgot it, I don't know why, but I wanted to see since then. Oddly enough, I never once read up on it, so once I had the opportunity to watch I went into it with absolutely no clue what to expect...at all.

I had no idea that it was going to be "Grindhouse-esque" film, emulating the look and storytelling of films of its era, and in all honesty, as far as that aspect is concerned it is nothing short of perfect, the look especially gets it better than Rodriguez and Tarantino. If I was shown a scene from this movie and wasn't told what year it was released, I could have very well guessed that it came out around '83, and I could almost always tell if it's authentic. It gets the look of early 80s horro...

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