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The House of the Devil

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Jocelin Donahue, The House of the Devil | THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL This actually isn't Joceline Donahue's worst babysitting gig

The House of the Devil

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
performer:
Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov
director:
Ti West
distributor:
Magnet
author:
Ti West
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B

The House of the Devil is a horror flick that would’ve been right at home on a drive-in marquee alongside The Slumber Party Massacre circa 1982. Made to look and feel like a Reagan-era chiller (yes, that’s the Fixx on our heroine’s Walkman), writer-director Ti West’s atmospheric cheapie revolves around a pretty coed (Donahue) who babysits for the wrong couple. The middle of the film gets a tad slow, but the final reel’s a honey. EXTRAS include a few unremarkable outtakes and two so-so making-of docs. B

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