The House of the Devil
A girl takes a job babysitting for some very peculiar folks during a lunar eclipse.
This movie is proof of how much mood can affect a horror film. Boo scares are not scary; tension, however, is.
The whole movie has this unsettling feeling about it. You just know bad things are going to happen, but you have no idea when, what, or how.
The movie takes place in the 80s, and for such a limited budget, director Ti West and his crew did an amazing job of making this feel like the right time frame – everything from the music, the clothes, and the feathered hair. He even shot the film on 16mm film to complete the look.
If you don’t have patience, you won’t like this movie. This is another slow burn film that harkens back to horror from the 70s-80s. This is the kind of film where you sit back and just get absorbed into the atmosphere. As the film gets closer and closer to the climax, everything gets ramped up.
Taking a page from films like “Rosemary’s Baby” and even “The Exorcist,” the movie has a creepy vibe that kept me interested throughout. An incredibly effective old school horror film showing that sometimes, less is more.
have you senn last house on the left?
The original was good but this is one of those rare cases where the remake was better.
Awesome first kill in this movie; the kind you don’t see coming (and a character that you don’t want to see get it) and let’s you know that they mean business.
Good Choice!!! Loved the retro time setting and attention to detail. You’re right a lot of people might be turned off by the pace since it takes a while for the truly horrifying things to happen. However, When they do happen it’s a good payoff for all the build up.
Tom Noonan is creepy as Hell! Ever since Manhunter that guy has creeped me out. OH, how about a review for Manhunter? A lot of people don’t know how awesome that movie is!