• Andrew Swafford

    ★★★★★ Watched by Andrew Swafford 09 Oct, 2015

    The House of the Devil, is not, I think, a particularly deep film. It doesn't put forth much effort to explore the thematic territories that the horror genre typically plunders so perfectly: gender roles, voyeurism, religious faith, identity crises, real-world political fears, etc. These things aren't important to The House of the Devil, and a lack of any thematic purpose would usually keep me from loving any movie. However, The House of the Devil is a perfect genre film--pulpy, violent,…


  • An Angry Bear

    ★★★★ Watched by An Angry Bear 10 Oct, 2015

    An impressive love letter to 80s horror.


  • Joshua David

    ★★★★½ Watched by Joshua David 09 Oct, 2015

    Masterful. Like if Tarantino had actually hit on the affectionate pastiche he was going for in Django Unchained.


  • pyramidpix

    ★★★ Watched by pyramidpix 09 Oct, 2015

    #Horrorctober 2015 - 5

    Spätestens bei der Introduction und den Titles musste ich 2x auf das Erscheinungsjahr schauen, so sehr hat mich der 80ies Look irritiert. Über weite Strecken passiert nicht viel dramatisches und dennoch schafft es "The House of the Devil" eine beklemmende Stimmung zu schaffen. Zwischendurch gibts dann mal die eine oder andere etwas überraschende Gore Einlage, aber insgesamt ist der Film sehr ruhig und fast schon eine Hommage an die Lowbudget Filme der 80er. Auch wenn der Höhepunkt deutlich zu spät kommt, war ich durch die Bank gut unterhalten.


  • Sean Summ

    ★★★½ Watched by Sean Summ 08 Oct, 2015

    First of all, what an excellent throwback. From the opening credits, the cinematography, the grain, the music, the acting, and the whole Satan thing. I was engaged in this film, and I was patient. This film definitely gets very tense and the sense of dread just continues to ramp up from the moment she steps in the house, but it does ramp up for a long time. And that was fine because whatever it was building toward was going to…


  • mrtom986

    Rewatched by mrtom986 08 Oct, 2015

    Horrorthon Day 7 part two


  • Keith LaFountaine

    ★★★★ Watched by Keith LaFountaine 07 Oct, 2015 2

    Day 7 - Watchlist Purge: Horror Edition

    I love a good slow burn, and The House of the Devil has the right amount of building suspense and bloody, tense action to satiate my thirst for good horror.

    As a callback (or retread) to the tense slashers of the 70s and 80s, Ti West succeeds in making old material still watchable. The theme of satanism, especially in the time period this is drawing inspiration from, was extremely prevalent in many different…


  • Gabriel Normand-Roy

    ★★★★ Watched by Gabriel Normand-Roy 05 Oct, 2015

    Hooptober 2015 - #5

    As soon as the movie started, I knew I was up for something refreshing. The first shot described perfectly the way the movie was going to be : slow and creepy.

    Taking influences from horror movies from the late 70's and early 80's, The House of the Devil build a perfect atmosphere of dredd and uneasiness whether it's the moment the protagonist is walking around the university campus or walking up the stairs of the creepy…


  • Julian

    ★★½ Watched by Julian 05 Oct, 2015

    An 80s style slow burn that's a bit too slow (it's well over an hour before the shit goes down) and a bit too underwhelming at the end.

    No dogs die.


  • Shane Tarnowski

    ★★★ Watched by Shane Tarnowski 04 Oct, 2015

    Horror Fest, Day 5

    It still does not include the Goldblum but whatever, let's talk about Ti West's The House of the Devil.

    Before I bitch about how I disliked the film let's just talk about the positives. First of all even if the era is in the 80s but the film is by far a tribute to 70's horror. From the opening credits alone you can tell that you are walking down memory lane. I think the thing that…


  • BallingAintEazy

    ★★★★ Watched by BallingAintEazy 04 Oct, 2015

    Straight outta 1983


  • Dominic Griffin

    Watched by Dominic Griffin 04 Oct, 2015

    Spooky Watch selection tres